SCHOTT Achieves Milestone in Climate-Friendly Glass Production with 100% Hydrogen
SCHOTT Group, the trailblazer in climate-friendly glass production, has reached a significant milestone in its journey towards sustainable operations. Through groundbreaking laboratory tests, the company has successfully produced a test melt using 100 percent hydrogen, completely eliminating the need for natural gas. Building on their earlier industrial-scale tests in collaboration with local partners, SCHOTT has demonstrated that a shift from fossil fuels to hydrogen-based melting technology is not only feasible but highly promising.
A Step Closer to Production Reality
Compared to the preliminary tests conducted in 2020, these recent laboratory trials were carried out under conditions closely resembling actual production processes. Thanks to the expanded hydrogen supply at the Mainz plant, SCHOTT was able to melt and conduct tests for an extended duration, achieving a remarkable 10-day period of exclusively using hydrogen. Dr. Matthias Kaffenberger, Melting Technology Manager at SCHOTT, emphasized the significance of this achievement, stating, “This success represents a crucial milestone for the technology group, enabling us to conduct corresponding tests in real production environments and explore the potential for large-scale implementation in the future.”
Revolutionizing Glass Production
SCHOTT’s commitment to sustainable glass production is driven by their vision to revolutionize the industry. By harnessing the power of hydrogen, a clean and renewable energy source, the company is at the forefront of the transition towards climate-friendly manufacturing. Through their cutting-edge research and development, SCHOTT continues to pioneer advancements that will shape the future of glass production.
A Sustainable Future within Reach
With each milestone reached, SCHOTT takes a significant step towards a more sustainable future. By eliminating the reliance on natural gas and achieving a 100 percent hydrogen-based test melt, SCHOTT demonstrates its dedication to reducing carbon emissions and embracing cleaner energy alternatives. The progress made in the laboratory will serve as the foundation for future large-scale implementation, paving the way for a greener, more sustainable glass industry.
As SCHOTT Group forges ahead in their pursuit of climate-friendly glass production, their achievements mark a turning point in the industry’s sustainability journey. Through the utilization of hydrogen as an energy source, SCHOTT reaffirms its position as an industry leader and catalyst for change.
Source: SCHOTT Group with additional information added by Apazone