Encirc announces its new commitment to use hydrogen in its manufacturing furnaces to create ultra-low-carbon glass bottles. The glass bottle manufacturer and filler, states hydrogen will enable the expansion of Encirc’s Elton facility, which is said to create at least 200 jobs, whilst also protecting existing roles.

Encirc’s Elton facility has over 1,000 employees and will use the proposed HyNet North West (a hydrogen and carbon capture and storage project that aims to unlock a low carbon economy) project in its furnaces, moving towards the decarbonisation of glass packaging by 2025.

Adrian Curry, Managing Director at Encirc, commented,

“It is vital that glass packaging decarbonises to meet our zero-emission future.”

Adrian Curry, Managing Director at Encirc

He added,

"Glass already has so many incredible environmental and health benefits over other materials, but the carbon intensity of our furnaces is a key challenge we need to address.

Adrian Curry, Managing Director at Encirc

One in amongst many, the HyNet North West scheme is competition to be one of the two chosen by Government to produce, store and distribute hydrogen as well as capture and store carbon in the North West of England and North Wales by 2025.

The project has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by 10 million tonnes every year by 2030 – the equivalent of taking four million cars off the road, as well as create and maintain thousands of local jobs and form long-term sustainability for businesses and financial security for communities across the region.

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