Coordinated by SINTEF ENERGY, H2GLASS is driven by 23 strong partners from 8 European countries representing research and industry institutions, major manufacturers from the glass industry as well as the aluminium industry. Each partner brings specific expertise, background, and networks into the project, contributing to the outcomes and outreach of H2GLASS.
Five Industrial Demonstrators representing major EU Glass manufacturers, Steklarna Hrastnik, Vetrobalsamo, Zignago Vetro, PTML Pilkington and Owens Corning, to test and validate the HGLASS technology.
One Industrial Demonstrator, Hydro Havrand, to verify the transferability of H2GLASS technology to the aluminium industry. In collaboration with European Aluminium, as major industry association in Europe, they will ensure a wide reach and impact of H2GLASS in the aluminium sector.
SINTEF Manufacturing will establish and assess the Industrial Demonstrators in the H2GLASS project, defining technical requirements and specifications and systematically planning and testing the solutions. In collaboration with National Institute of Chemistry and Fraunhofer, this partner will verify and validate the on-site operations of the Industrial Demonstrators.
The development and implementation of H2 based technology involves the expertise of SENER in H2 supply solutions, CIB UNIGAS in combustion systems, the Technical University of Catalonia in electrolyser flexibility assessment, Stara Glass in furnace system solutions and Steklarna Hrastnik for the overall implementation.
The University of Nottingham will develop advanced imaging techniques for analysis, Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro will evaluate the impact of H2 combustion onglass melts and refractories, and Stara Glass will optimise the glass furnace, heat recovery systems and automation.
Safety and Risk Management are covered by SINTEF ENERGY and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, ensuring that safety concerns are addressed throughout the project.
The implementation for smart and safe processes for the Industrial Demonstrators is covered by STAM and ASTON University (digital twins and smart production, maintenance and control) as well as We Plus (data infrastructure for IT solutions and automation).
SINTEF Industry and European Aluminium will frame and scope technology scale-up assessments, considering the environmental impact, feasibility and societal implications which will provide the H2GLASS policy recommendations.
Steinbeis Europa Zentrum will lead the communication, dissemination and exploitation activities of the project. In collaboration with Stara Glass, Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro and European Aluminium, they will organise and facilitate networking and event activities to promote collaboration and engagement with the glass and aluminium sectors.
The H2GLASS project involves activities in various technical fields such as hydrogen, digitalisation and industry where women are traditionally underrepresented. This sets a strong motivation for H2GLASS partners to promote gender equality in all project activities ensuring involvement of all genders in the project work.
A Gender Action Plan, which is publicly available in the Info Corner, has been developed to guide project partners on incorporating gender considerations in their activities.
Through the implementation of these measures, H2GLASS aims to contribute to an industrial transformation marked by equal participation and representation of all genders, thereby fostering a more equitable job market. The H2GLASS team strongly believes that by embracing diversity and promoting gender equality, the project can improve the quality and impact of its outcomes, thus shaping a more inclusive and sustainable future for all.