18 - 21 November 2024
09:00 - 18:00 CET
Eindhoven (NL) - Online upon request

Fossil fuel combustion is still a key element affecting glass furnace emissions and energy consumption. Combustion settings and burner types influence heat transfer and formation of aggressive and polluting species such as NOx. In addition to explaining the various mechanisms responsible for pollution, the course will explain how to reduce emissions both from the perspective of primary (process integrated) and secondary (end-of-pipe) techniques. As a new segment to the course, these same techniques will be applied to look at decarbonisation. From combustion of liquid and gaseous biofuels to hydrogen.


  • Combustion mechanisms
  • Emissions sources and legislation
  • Glass furnace energy balance
  • Radiation and heat transfer
  • NOx formation
  • Burner types
  • Staged combustion
  • Carry-over and evaporation
  • Impact of combustion on redox
  • Combustion monitoring & control
  • Abatement technologies
  • Introduction to decarbonisation
  • Bio gas and Bio Fuels
  • Hydrogen Combustion
Neil Simpson
Neil Simpson graduated in Energy Engineering from Edinburgh Napier University. He developed burners for the glass industry with Laidlaw Drew and BOC, was a glass industry specialist at Eclipse and became an independent consultant in 2014. With over 20 published patent applications, Neil is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Society of Glass Technology. He became a CelSian registered trainer in 2015 and has organized multiple UK-based courses since then.
Sjoerd Stelwagen
Sjoerd Stelwagen studied Chemical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology. Directly after his study he started as a Technical Specialist at the Furnace department of Ardagh Glass in Dongen, The Netherlands, where he later became Batch and Furnace Manager. He then evolved as EHS manager for the Benelux plants. With more than 16 years of practical glass making experience, he joined Celsian in 2021 to work as a project manager and trainer.
Price The price per participant is 2190 EUR. This is the equivalent of 4 tons of glass.

The 6th participant from the same company can join FOR FREE. Prices exclude tax and duties.
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