Glassmaker to receive Government grant for furnace rebuild

A glass manufacturer receives a government grant of £ 1.4 million to help reduce emissions.

Saint-Gobain Glass in Eggborough, UK, will use the funds to “deliver a new flat glass production furnace to improve the efficiency of its UK facility while reducing energy consumption, emissions and ongoing maintenance costs,” the ministry said for economy, energy and energy industrial strategy.

The grant is part of £ 16.5 million provided through the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund to develop new technologies and processes that help energy-intensive sectors such as steel, energy and waste reduce their emissions while reducing energy costs reduce.

A total of £ 166.5 million will be allocated to develop technologies for carbon capture, greenhouse gas removal and hydrogen, while finding solutions to decarbonise the UK’s polluting sectors, including manufacturing.

Companies will receive £ 60 million to help UK low carbon hydrogen development and identify and expand more efficient solutions for producing clean hydrogen from water using electricity.

Energy Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan said: “We are determined to fight climate change and make it a win-win situation for both our planet and our economy.

“Today’s big cash boost, targeting our most polluting industries, will fuel the rapid development of the technologies we need to drive our emissions and transition to a green economy that cuts costs for businesses, drives investment and creates jobs.

“Just six months ago, the Prime Minister had a clear 10-point plan for creating and supporting up to 250,000 UK jobs as we recover from the pandemic and build greener.

“Today we are stepping up our weapons to fight climate change and helping innovators and businesses create green jobs across the UK.”

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