Glass production in the UK could be getting a hydrogen clean up, as Encric and Diageo today (December 13) announce they are planning to build a hydrogen-powered furnace which could produce up to 200 million ‘Net Zero’ glass bottles by 2030
Set to be built at Encric’s plant in Elton, Cheshire, it is hoped the facility could reduce carbon emissions by 90% with an energy mix of green electricity and low-carbon hydrogen, with carbon capture technology capturing the remaining emissions.
The two companies are stating it will be the ‘world’s first’ furnace to be powered by zero-carbon electricity and hydrogen.
The hydrogen used to power Encric’s facility in Elton, Cheshire UK, will be provided by Vertex Hydrogen who are a partner of the UK Government backed HyNet North West cluster.
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