British Glass to host energy options seminar

On 4 December 2018, British Glass will bring together glass manufacturers, equipment suppliers and industry experts to discuss future energy options for glass melting. The seminar will combine a series of short presentations and discussions focused on the future low carbon energy mix in the UK and the current and future melting technology the glass industry will need to adopt in order to meet the 2050 decarbonisation goal.

Olu Fasan, Senior Policy Advisor for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, will give an overview of decarbonisation funding schemes and the government response to the Helm review, while Jonathon Brearley, Executive Director, Systems and Networks at Ofgem will also deliver a presentation.

Later in the day, the focus will shift to low carbon melting technologies and the barriers that prevent full-scale implementation. Presentations on CO2 neutral glass melting and electric melting will be given by Neil Simpson of Simpson Combustion and Energy Ltd and Andy Reynolds, Business Development Director at Fives Stein. Finally, Joaquin de Diego Rincón of Praxair will discuss the Optimelt system, with details of a case study at Libbey in the Netherlands.