25/09/06 General News
Electricity in the glass industry in a changing world
For many years electrical energy has been regarded as too expensive for normal glass melting purposes. The recent vast increases in oil prices, accompanied by the equivalent increase in gas prices, has changed the situation in many countries. The effective taxation of CO2 emissions introduced in many countries as a result of the Kyoto Protocol is a added incentive to use electricity.
In this paper Matthias Lindig looks at the latest aspects regarding the use of electrical boosting in conventional furnaces and all electric melting.
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