Italian consortium to decarbonise glass production with hydrogen

An Italian consortium is looking to reduce emissions in the glass industry with hydrogen.

Snam, RINA, Bormioli Luigi, Bormioli Rocco, STARA GLASS, UNI.GE., Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro, IFRF Italia, SGRPRO and RJC SOFT today (July 20) said they have all joined forces for the effort.

Under the Divina project, the group hopes to decarbonise the glass melting stage, which is believed to account for more than 50% of total energy consumption throughout the whole glass production process.

To do this, project partnership will assess the results of introducing an increasing proportion of hydrogen blended with natural gas into existing melting furnaces operating under regular production conditions.

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