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SUGAR (SUstainable Glass – Architecture of a furnace heat recovery system including a steam Reformer) has been launched

KT – Kinetics Technology has been awarded a new project, LIFE SUGAR (SUstainabIe Glass: Architecture of a furnace heat recovery system including a steam Reformer), in the framework of the LIFE Program, the EU's funding instrument for the environment and climate action created in 1992. The project will be developed by five partners, Stara Glass, Project coordinator, KT – Kinetics Tecnology, Johnson Matthey PLC, University of Genoa and Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro. 

LIFE SUGAR aims to provide the glass industry with a new technology which enables to reduce energy waste and CO2 emissions during melting process, through a steam reforming unit, that will transform a part of the combustion system of natural gas into syngas, capturing as much heat as possible to improve furnace efficiency. KT’s role, which has decades of experience in steam reforming plants, is to provide technological support through an innovative system for furnace heat recovery, that uses syngas generation rich in hydrogen as a thermal and chemical vector for an efficient heat recovery of exhaust gas. 

Discover more about SUGAR here