As part of its roadmap to carbon neutrality, AGC is focusing on switching to new key technologies, sustainable raw materials, alternative energies and increased glass recycling to avoid process-related as well as indirect emissions.

Electro-boosting, an innovative technology for highly efficient melting furnaces

An interdisciplinary AGC team is in the process of installing electro-boosting on various float glass production lines in an effort to partially electrify our production lines.


Installing electro-boosting on various float glass production lines

After Moustier (Belgium) and Seingbouse (France), the installation of electro-boosting is now ongoing in our site in Osterweddingen (Germany). A major challenge for the team, as it requires drilling operations in the floor (bottom refractories) of a hot furnace in operation, and this in very hot conditions! Thanks to efficient teamwork involving the colleagues in Osterweddingen, Engineering, Purchasing, Sustainability, Technical Coordination, R&D and many supplier companies, the job is currently being done.  We celebrate the successful installation of electro-boosting by our people on running float lines as a major achievement. 


About electro-boosting

Electro-boosting is the direct use of electricity as a source of melting energy. It is one of the innovative breakthrough technologies, developed at AGC’s Technovation Centre, that are essential to reducing our direct emissions by 30% by 2030 and reach carbon neutrality by 2050. Direct emissions are the emissions caused when melting raw materials in the furnace with fossil fuels.

Read more on electro-boosting and our decarbonisation journey in the “AGC roadmap to carbon neutrality


Electroboosting installation at AGC
Contributing to a sustainable future

Contributing to a sustainable future

To ensure a sustainable future, AGC aims to be at the forefront in developing new products with better environmental performance during their lifetime and aims to reduce the environmental impact of its production processes. It is committed to its goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, taking a holistic approach with a roadmap to decarbonise the glass production processes as well as eliminate all CO2 emissions from the supply chain upstream of our processes and other indirect emissions.


Contributing to a sustainable future