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Yingxin Glassworks Waste Heat to Energy

Innovative technology to convert waste heat into power

China
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China is experiencing increasing pressure to reconcile economic development with environmental safeguards. A growing number of emission reduction measures are being implemented to steer key industries towards a more sustainable future.

Location
China
Type
Waste-to-energy
Registry
Standards
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Sustainable Development Goals

4. Quality Education

Training and capacity building

for all employees on safety, operation, fire protection and monitoring

7. Affordable and Clean Energy

76,000 MWh

of renewable electricity generated annually

8. Decent work and economic growth

24 permanent jobs

for local people promoting local economic development

12. Responsible consumption and production

Safe production

is prioritised and enforced, meeting all targets on safety, noise, dust, water quality and waste disposal

13. Climate Action

67,000 tonnes of CO2e

avoided emissions annually

The Solution

This project involved installing an innovative waste-heat-capture method at the Yingxin Glassworks Factory. Four boilers convert waste heat into energy, which drives two 6MW turbines to generate electricity that can then be used for glass production elsewhere in the facility. By recovering and using waste heat from the glass smelting furnaces, electricity is generated without needing more fuel, reducing the demand for fossil-fuel power.

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The Impact

In total, 76,000 MWh of electricity is produced each year, which equates to 67,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions avoided annually. The electricity generated by this project meets approximately 55% of the facility’s electricity demand for glass production. In addition to the environmental benefits, the project owner has provided scholarships to children and supporting schools, as well as elderly people and the local infrastructure. Local people are also permitted to borrow machinery and tools at no cost.

Project ID: 300502