GlassTrend seminar on technological developments in energy-intensive industries
Staged exclusively for members, the GlassTrend spring seminar took place online on 24 March. 130 delegates registered for the event which focused on the application of sustainable technologies in energy-intensive industries.
With the challenge to cut energy consumption and CO2 emissions not being exclusive to the glass industry, the seminar detailed experiences and technologies available and under development in other energy-intensive industries that are facing the same issues with respect to process decarbonisation technologies, dedicated sensors and control schemes.
“There are other high energy industries from which we can learn and share experiences. We invited seven speakers to share experiences in this field” commented Ivana Popović (pictured with fellow moderator Oscar Verheijen, GlassTrend Chair). Speakers included:
- Joaquín de Diego Rincón, Taiyo Nippon Sanso: ‘Sensorise and oxy-fuel combustion as part of decarbonisation strategies in intensive energy use industries’.
- Helen Atkinson, C-Capture: ‘Decarbonising industry: The development of a carbon capture solvent suitable for challenging flue gases’.
- Jan van der Stel, Tata Steel: ‘Development of a low CO2 iron and steelmaking integrated process route’.
- Sander Gersen, DNV-GL: 'Impact of sustainable fuels on end-use equipment performance’.
- Luc Jarry, Air Liquide: ‘Hydrogen as a source of combustion energy’.
- Dennis Schattauer, CNUD-EFCO: ‘Just waste? Waste heat utilisation in the glass industry”.
- Peter Droegmoeller, Land Ametek: ‘Changing instrumentation requirements for energy-intensive industries’.
- The next GlassTrend seminar on 26 May will focus on glass furnace emissions and further events are scheduled for 22 September and 4 November (GlassTrend-GMIC seminar on process automation).
The GlassTrend webinar series also continues with a presentation on 20 April by Tilen Sever of Steklarna Hrastnik on glass production transition to renewable fuels and on 18 May by Sander Gersen of DNV-GL covering hydrogen as a fuel for industrial heating processes.
Further instalments will be announced in due course.
With Glass Worldwide as preferred journal, the GlassTrend organisation is a consortium of worldwide operating industries and institutes working in the field of glass and glass production.
The organisation aims to co-ordinate research and development activities to improve the competitive strength of the glass industry, its suppliers and customers.