Carbon Reduction by Auxiliary Firing TEchniques for glass Melter


The CRAFTEM proposal brings together the Auxiliary Firing developers and two major Glass Makers with the objective of demonstrating the new combustion process on two full scale glass melters. The demonstration furnaces will represent the two major firing configurations (cross-fired and end-fired) currently used on the majority of the EU’s glass melters. The aim of the demonstrations will be to show that Auxiliary Firing will yield the expected Carbon Savings while maintaining glass output and quality, and reducing NOx emissions to the 2009 EU limits. A successful demonstration will allow immediate replication of the new firing technique within the operation of the two glass making partners, and subsequently throughout the EU Glass Sector.

  • Status
  • Completed
  • Project Launch
  • 01 May 2012
  • Project completed
  • 30 April 2015
glass melters auxiliary firing demonstration furnaces