Glass sector sees little room for cutting CO2

Manufacturers of flat glass will only be able to cut CO2 emissions by up to 10% per unit of output by 2030, according to trade association Glass for Europe

Manufacturers of flat glass will only be able to cut CO2 emissions by up to 10% per unit of output by 2030, according to trade body Glass for Europe.

That is far below the 80% targeted by the EU decarbonisation roadmap however "for our industry to make such a commitment would be dishonest", the association stated in a low-carbon roadmap released on Thursday.

At the current state of knowledge, reaching such a target will be impossible without breakthrough technologies in thermodynamics and raw materials use and the development of carbon capture and storage, it says.

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