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Wednesday 17 July 2024

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Wednesday 17 July 2024

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    Assovetro and GSE: agreement for the decarbonisation of the supply chain

    A few weeks ago we tried to outline the crucial one Italian glass roadmap for decarbonization. From the data provided by Assovetro, the commitment of glass industrialists to achieving carbon neutrality by 2030 or 2050 was extremely evident. This involvement took on further concreteness on Monday 3 June, thanks to the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Assovetro and the GSE, the Energy services manager.

    A new 'energy' for Assovetro members

    The agreement, signed at the Gazzo Veronese glass factory, is valid for three years and focuses on the decarbonisation of the glass sector, but does so by specifying specific methods. The protocol aims first and foremost atenergy efficiency of the production plants of the Assovetro associates. Furthermore, to improve the environmental performance of industrial processes and observe national and continental objectives, it promotes the implementation of green and cutting-edge technologies and the promotion of self-consumption configurations for sharing renewable energy.

    A strong and shared project

    The collaboration between Assovetro and GSE will facilitate the production of sector analyses regarding processes, consumption and emissions, both from an economic and technical point of view, and will encourage the identification of experimental projects of crucial importance for the supply chain, in order to promote expendable skills and systems, among which it is worth mentioning the electrification of production and the use of green hydrogen. 

    Finally, the Protocol provides for the structuring of training and information initiatives, as well as the establishment of a Permanent work table that encourages the exchange of technical-operational know-how.

    The perspectives

    According to what was proposed by Paolo Arrigoni, President of the GSE, thanks to electrification, CO2 capture and green fuels, the Italian glass sector will be able to obtain a reduction of total emissions by up to 80% by 2050.
    Furthermore, as highlighted by Marco Ravasi, President of Assovetro, the agreement will give a further boost to the energy transition path already started by around 7 out of 10 companies and will allow "to seize all the opportunities deriving from the support mechanisms made available by the government and managed by the GSE, so as to combine sustainability environmental and economic” (Source: italiaoggi.it). 

    Sources: italiaoggi.it, finance.repubblica.it

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