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

Documents for historical reference

Energy and Environmental Profile of the Glass Industry (2002)

Glass Industry Technology Roadmap (2002).

Glass Vision (1996)

<p>[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"702991","attributes":{"alt":"Image of inside a glass factory.","class":"media-image caption","style":"width: 266px; height: 177px;","typeof":"foaf:Image"}}]]</p><p><em>Photo credit: &copy; iStockphoto.com/10977070</em></p><h5>Glass Manufacturing</h5><p>The glass industry is a mature, capital- and energy-intensive industry that relies on abundant and durable raw materials.</p><p>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.</p>