The project has been initiated. Team is working on 1) gathering the baseline energy measurements, and 2) preparing for equipment procurement. Gallo Glass experienced delays due to COVID-19 outbreak and is currently revising their project schedule to make up for these delays. Team believes that the project will be finished within the agreement timeframes.
The purpose of the project is to demonstrate an economically viable advanced oxygen-enriched combustion system (Advanced Oxy-Fuel Combustion Glass Melting System (AOGM)) at Gallo Glass Company (Gallo Glass), a glass manufacturer in the California industrial sector. Gallo Glass will partner with Linde, which will provide the proposed technology, measure the performance, and transfer the demonstrated technology to the broader glass market.
Advanced combustion technology is anticipated to decrease natural gas consumption on the installed glass furnace by 25 percent.
Advanced combustion technology is anticipated to reduce NOx and CO2 emissions from combustion also by 25 percent, as compared with the state of the art oxy-fuel combustion process currently used for glass melting.