Furnace for the Future Project

Furnace for the Future Project

20 glass packaging manufacturers, including GCA, are coming together to build the first hybrid electric large-scale glass melting furnace powered by 80% green energy under the leadership of FEVE. The project, called the “Furnace for the Future (F4F)”, will serve as an essential milestone in the glass packaging industry's journey of decarbonisation. The furnace, which will replace existing fossil fuel energy sources, will reduce the total CO₂ emissions in glass production by 50%.

As GCA, we continue our work in 2021 with the European Glass Packaging Manufacturers Association (FEVE), of which we are the representative on behalf of our country.

As part of the association, we became one of the supporters of the F4F, which we believe will serve as an essential milestone in the glass packaging industry's decarbonization journey in 2020.

The goal of the project; the furnace, which will replace the existing fossil fuel energy sources, will reduce the total CO₂ emissions in glass production by 50%.

In the project supported by GCA in line with its sustainability goals, the first furnace is planned to be completed in 2022, while the first results are expected to be obtained in 2023.

This technology, which will replace 80% of natural gas with green energy, in other words, electricity will help reduce furnace emissions by 60% and the total CO₂ emissions of a glass packaging factory by approximately 50%.

For the first time in history, this project will bring together the best engineers from 20 glass packaging manufacturers, demonstrating that such an innovation can be achieved.