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1 minute read - 14th December 2023

Guardian Glass & Ryze partner in hydrogen supply deal

Ryze Hydrogen has signed a long-term deal to provide hydrogen to Guardian Glass – one of the largest glass producers in the world. The hydrogen supply will be used in the manufacture of float glass, the most widely produced form of glass, used in everything from car windscreens and windows in buildings to mirrors and furniture.

Guardian Glass operates 24 float glass lines around the world and serves 160 countries across five continents. Ryze will provide hydrogen to Guardian’s plant in Goole, East Yorkshire, where it will be used as a technical gas during the float glass process.

Earlier this year, Ryze became a member of the not-for-profit organisation Glass Futures, to explore the role hydrogen can play in reducing the glass industry’s carbon emissions.

Ryze Hydrogen has signed a deal with Guardian Glass – one of the world’s biggest glass producers – to provide hydrogen to its UK float glass plant / Picture: Ryze

Chris Duguid, plant manager from Guardian Glass, said: “We are really pleased to be starting this partnership with Ryze. Hydrogen is vital to our float glass production process. Hydrogen is used to create an oxygen-free environment as a blanket to avoid oxidation of the tin onto which we float molten glass. As this is needed 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, 365-days-a-year, it is absolutely critical that we partner with a reliable supplier, which is what we have with Ryze.”

Alex Webster, head of business development for industrial at Ryze, added: “This is a significant deal for us and we very much look forward to working with Guardian Glass and providing a reliable supply of hydrogen to them, as we continue to work with the glass industry to see how we can help them develop innovative hydrogen-based technologies, which will help them further reduce their carbon emissions.”

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