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© Absolut Vodka

Absolut Vodka to clean up its glassmaking with partly hydrogen-fired furnace

In what is said to be a first for the global spirits industry, Absolut Vodka has revealed plans to move to a partly hydrogen-fired glass furnace for large-scale production in a step towards cutting its carbon dioxide emissions.

Absolut has signed an agreement with Ardagh Glass Packaging to employ the partly hydrogen-fired furnace, which is set to begin in second half of 2023, in a bid to encourage a transition to a more sustainable glassmaking process.

Currently using natural gas and electricity to power its furnaces, H2 View understands, Ardagh will replace 20% of its natural gas with green hydrogen to manufacture all of Absolut’s bottles, with hydrogen planned to be produced at Ardagh’s Limmared, Sweden site.

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