Glass Industry News

Glass experts help to secure £1.5m funding for energy projects

, Glass Technology Services

Researchers at UK-based Glass Technology Services have secured funding for four energy efficiency projects.

The funding is part of the Innovate UK ‘Transforming Foundation Industries: Fast Start Projects’ for a number of projects as part of a wider consortium of companies.

Four project bids were successful in receiving more than £1.5m to deliver the new projects.

The aim of the funding is to bring businesses from different foundation industries together to work on common resource and energy efficiency opportunities and was awarded by Innovate UK and UK Research and Innovation.

Glass Technology Services will lead one of the awarded projects – EnviroAsh – Development new waste-derived raw materials for the Foundation Industries – while supporting the delivery of three other projects which provide glass industry access and expertise.

Senior Technologist, Dr Owen McGann from Glass Technology Services, said: “The funding secured by Glass Technology Services and our partners in the transforming future industries (TFI) call will enable us to continue working with the glass industry in reducing its energy demands and generation of carbon dioxide.

“We will collaborate in four distinct projects which all seek to lead to positive change in the glass industry; identifying routes to convert waste streams into new raw materials, enhancing inspection techniques to reduce costly post processing, developing new techniques for forming glass components with lower energy use or through the direct harvesting of energy from industrial heat emissions.

The EnviroAsh project brings together partners from across six foundation industries – glass, ceramics, steel, paper, cement and chemicals – as well as the energy sector, academia and the waste and raw material supply chain.

The project will identify opportunities to take waste ashes, slags, mineral by-products and filter dusts from across the foundation industries and convert them into new raw materials for a range of products in the glass, ceramic and cement industries and is a follow on from a current Glass Technology Services’ project EnviroGlass2.
Another goal of the project will be to explore how these new feedstocks might create opportunities to improve product performance in a cost-effective manner.

Using practical lab demonstrations and commercial-scale demonstrations, the consortium will assess how the new-waste materials can be incorporated into existing products and processes.

Work on this project is due to kick off in July 2020.

The EnviroAsh consortium, led by Glass Technology Services includes Sheffield Hallam University, The University of Sheffield, Power Minerals, Glassworks Services, Glass Futures, Encirc, Saica Paper, Drax Power, Wienerberger and Castle Cement. 

, © Glass Technology Services

News material on the Site is copyright and belongs to the Company or to its third party news provider, and all rights are reserved. Any User who accesses such material may do so only for its own personal use, and the use of such material is at the sole risk of the User. Redistribution or other commercial exploitation of such news material is expressly prohibited. Where such news material is provided by a third party, each User agrees to observe and be bound by the specific terms of use applying to such news material. We do not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the info contained in any news or external websites referred to in the news.

Should the content or the design of these sites violate third parties rights or legal prescriptions, we kindly ask you to send us a respective message without invoice or cost. We guarantee that passages where the claim is considered as justified will be removed immediately, without any necessity to involve any lawyer into this issue. We will reject any claim caused by submission of a honorary note in this regard without any prior contact and confirmation of the issueby us and we reserve the right ssue counter claim ourselves because of violation of aforesaid conditions.

Info Grid

Glass studies

Updated worldwide glass study 2021

Updated hollow glass study 2021

Request more information

Updated float glass study 2021

Request more information

Further glass market studies

Request more information

Company Profile

Updated worldwide glass market study 2021 available now for flat, container glass and tableware

We have updated our international studies on flat glass, container glass and tableware for 2021.

This unique software provides a global overview about glass producers and technical details. Easy to use and clear tables summarize information and data about glass makers such as: Glass types: flat glass, container glass, tableware, production capacities in regions and countries, number of furnaces, furnace types, year of construction, glass types and sub-types, products, project information, special news and downloads.

Further databases supplying demoscopic data and import and export data complete the market survey. Based on these data, prepare individual country profiles with information about local production capacities, local market sizes and expected demand in the future.

Request your offer via

Updated Hollow glass study 2021


Updated Float glass study 2021


Further glass studies and reports 2021