Glass, Ravasi (Assovetro): “Prospects for the sector are positive, a contribution is needed for the decarbonisation phase”

“For us, energy-intensive companies, the energy crisis was also an important factor on the impact of the cost of raw materials, but once this phase is over, the prospects are absolutely positive: we are talking about an infinitely recyclable, reusable and sustainable product; we expect growth as in past years. We imagine that construction will continue to drive GDP and added value and that the sector will start to grow again. We expect a lot from the Government in terms of a contribution to decarbonisation and a paradigm shift on the subject of glass recovery. The situation today it is at a standstill because prices have exploded, scrap costs have grown and a balance must be found between a business logic and an environmental one with a national impact. We are trying to go all the ways from a technological point of view: there is it is the theme of the use of hydrogen, of straight electrification with electric fusion which guarantees better efficiency and we experience the capture of co2. We have strategic issues on which we need the Government, such as on any final form of decarbonisation that requires large quantities of electricity, already knowing today what form of energy to use, and the other issue is how to transport these large quantities of electricity to our plants, which today are not yet hyper-efficient” declared the President of Assovetro, Marco Ravasi, on the sidelines of the annual meeting of Assovetro, the national association of glass manufacturers.