Glass Production's Role in Carbon Reduction

Reducing the Carbon Footprint in Glass Production
In glass production, there are two main sources of CO2 emissions. Heat for melting the glass is released along with CO2 typically from burning natural gas in the glass melting furnace. Process emissions are released when the limestone and soda ash additions to glass decompose upon heating.
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Carbon Reduction in Glass Melt

One way to reduce the carbon intensity is to replace fossil fuels, such as natural gas, with hydrogen produced from renewable feedstock or carbon-free power. Different levels of hydrogen enrichment of natural gas (HENG) streams will help identify the operational variations, efficiencies, and emissions output of the application at various fuel blend levels. The blend will have lower CO2 emissions than natural gas alone and generate the same amount of heat.

Hydrogen Blending for Natural Gas-Fired Applications

Argon periodic table element symbol
Carbon Reduction Possible Using Linde Green™ Argon

Argon gas does not conduct heat as well as air, so it's an excellent insulator. Gas filled windows also prevent a buildup of frost at the bottom of the window during cold weather. That makes argon the gas of choice for window production. Lowering the carbon footprint of the process is as simple as using Linde Green argon which is produced using 100% carbon free energy.

Argon Produced with 100% Carbon Free Energy

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