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.
- Bandwidth Study on Energy Use and Potential Energy Saving Opportunities in U.S. Glass Manufacturing (2017)
- Industrial Glass Bandwidth Analysis (2007)
Documents for historical reference
Energy and Environmental Profile of the Glass Industry (2002)
Glass Industry Technology Roadmap (2002).
Glass Vision (1996)
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.