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LIFE SUGAR – Sustainable Glass: Architecture of a furnace heat recovery including a Steam Reformer

Country: Italy

Client: Co-Funded by European Union’s LIFE Programme – LIFE 19 CCM/IT/001314

Status: Ongoing

Project Highlights

10-15 %

SAVING IN ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND CO2 EMISSIONS

SUSTAINABILITY IS THE KEY DRIVER
WASTE GAS ENERGY RECOVERY
STEAM REFORMER INTEGRATION IN GLASS PRODUCTION INDUSTRY

LIFE SUGAR project aims to provide the glass production industry with a new technology that allows to save energy and reduce CO2 emissions of the melting process of 10-15%

The idea of the project is to exploit the production of hydrogen – rich syngas by Steam Methane Reformer as a thermal and chemical vector for enhanced recovery of residual heat of glass-melting furnaces waste gases.

The concept will be demonstrated at prototype level, with design, construction and testing of a pilot steam reformer in real industrial environment, optimizing the reactor configuration for the purpose and assessing the potentiality of replicability in other sectors like refinery as well.

LIFE SUGAR strongly contributes to the EU long-term strategy towards a competitive, low carbon and resource-efficient economy.

A Consortium of five Partners will cooperate for 3.5 years to bring the concept at successful demonstration: Stara Glass (Coordinating Beneficiary), KT – Kinetics Technology, Johnson Matthey, Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro, Università degli Studi di Genova.

KT will bring its strong competence for the development of the optimized novel-type reformer, merging the expertise as EPC contractor and Licensor of Hydrogen Production Units with the strong attitude and capability to pursue development and upgrading of proprietary technologies.

 

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