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Glass production requires considerable energy to sustain the very high temperatures needed to melt the glass batch. The U.S. glass industry has worked cooperatively with AMO to develop a range of resources for improving energy efficiency and reducing emissions.
Analytical Studies & Other Publications
Manufacturing Energy and Carbon Footprints provide a mapping of energy use, energy loss, and carbon emissions for selected industry sectors.
Manufacturing Energy Sankey Diagrams map the flow of energy supply, demand, and losses in U.S. manufacturing sectors (including glass), using data from the AMO Manufacturing Energy and Carbon Footprints.
Documents for historical reference
Glass Vision (1996)
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The glass industry is a mature, capital- and energy-intensive industry that relies on abundant and durable raw materials.
The U.S. glass industry is a leader in global production and technology. Glass products are supplied to value-added manufacturing industries to produce such products as semiconductor devices, photovoltaics and other solar equipment, consumer electronics, building materials, and vehicle parts.