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Encirc aiming to create 200 jobs

9 July 2021

A glass factory near Chester is aiming to create at least 200 new jobs by the middle of the decade through the use of hydrogen.

Leading glass bottle manufacturer and filler, Encirc, has announced its firm commitment to decarbonising by 2025, using hydrogen in its furnaces to create billions of ultra-low-carbon glass bottles.

The availability of hydrogen will enable the further expansion of the firm's Elton facility and lead to the creation of at least 200 jobs, while future-proofing existing roles.

Encirc – a Vidrala company which employs more than 1,000 people at its Ash Road facility, will use the supply from the proposed HyNet North West project in its furnaces to lead the decarbonisation of glass packaging.

HyNet North West is an innovative hydrogen and carbon capture and storage project that will unlock a low carbon economy for the North West and put the region at the forefront of the UK’s drive to net zero.

Read more at: Chester Standard