Strategic partnership between Verallia and Fives all-electric melting technologies
Verallia has signed a strategic partnership with Fives to reduce carbon emissions towards greener glass production. The container manufacturer is investing in the electrification of its Cognac plant in France with all-electric melting technologies provided by Fives.
The project includes the design and supply of Prium E-Melt cold-top vertical melters, one of the most advanced technologies available to significantly reduce CO2 emissions at the plant level. The melters will have the capacity to produce 150 to 200tpd, which makes them the largest all-electric furnaces for food packaging in the world. The design has been formulated based on Fives significant electric melting operational experience.
The development is fully in line with Verallia France’s ambitious environmental commitments made at the Group level, targeting a 46% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030 to limit global warming to 1.5°C and reach carbon neutrality by 2050.
Patrice Lucas, CEO of Verallia: "I am very pleased to announce this excellent news as a priority to the employees of our Cognac site. Electric furnaces of such capabilities have never been implemented in France, or even in Europe, for food packaging glass and we are very proud to be pioneer in this area."
Alexandre Brusset, Vice-President of Glass, Fives: “This is a milestone project for the packaging glass industry. This cost-effective technology is the only proven solution available to significantly decarbonise the glass industry, and Fives is proud to share its expertise and experience with Verallia to electrify the Cognac plant”.
Image: Cold top electric furnaces from Fives will each supply Verallia Cognac with 150 to 200 tpd of glass.