AGC Glass Europe to Produce New Low-Carbon Glass
AGC Glass Europe is working to reduce the environmental impact of its production processes to ensure a sustainable future. Under its Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality, the Group has now announced that by the end of 2022 it will produce a float glass range featuring a significantly reduced carbon footprint of less than 7 kg of CO2 per m2 for clear glass, or glass 4-millimeters thick.
This move will enable AGC, one of the world's largest flat glass producers, to reduce the carbon emissions generated during the production of this float glass by more than 40 percent.
Decarbonizing glass production
To achieve CO2-neutral glass production by 2050, all parts of the value chain need to be taken into consideration. This includes de-carbonizing the glass production processes as well as eliminating all CO2 emissions from the supply chain upstream of its processes and other indirect emissions. Having addressed all emissions in the value chain, AGC can now announce the first steps on its path towards carbon neutrality: the company will launch a new float glass range with a reduced carbon footprint by the end of 2022.
AGC is taking a holistic approach to sustainably producing low-carbon glass, which will include steps like the sustainable sourcing of raw materials. AGC Glass Europe’s production plant in Moustier, Belgium, will be the first AGC plant to produce low-carbon glass, as it has already been successfully converted to meet the strict conditions required. The Moustier plant is centrally located for sourcing sustainable raw materials and strategically situated for optimal delivery to customers.