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European Food-Grade CO2 Shortage Cascades Across Supply Chains

European Food-Grade CO2 Shortage Cascades Across Supply Chains

The European food and beverage industry is currently experiencing a food-grade CO2 supply crisis stemming from technical issues with several ammonia plants. Companies across the industry from brewers to meat processors are grappling with the shortage.

Heineken Commits to 70% Renewable Energy in Production by 2030

Heineken Commits to 70% Renewable Energy in Production by 2030

Heineken has committed to increasing its share of renewable energy in production from the current 14% level to 70% in 2030. The Dutch brewing company also announced that it will set carbon emissions reduction goals for distribution, cooling, and packaging through a new program called Drop the C. Throughout the … Read more »

Brewers Stamp Out the Stigma of Recycled Water with Craft Beer

Brewers Stamp Out the Stigma of Recycled Water with Craft Beer

Three brewing companies in the Denver area have begun brewing beer made from recycled water. The breweries received shipments of direct potable reuse water produced by a mobile water treatment plant this week; the 330 gallons of water delivered to each brewery are earmarked to become Colorado’s first craft beer from recycled water.

MillerCoors Reduces Water Use by 17%, Battles Risk with These 3 Strategies

MillerCoors Reduces Water Use by 17%, Battles Risk with These 3 Strategies

MillerCoors used new tools and irrigation initiatives, along with increased brewing efficiencies, that helped the brewing giant reduce its water consumption by 15 billion gallons in 2016, the company announced today. Wet weather also contributed to the 2016 reduction, the company acknowledged. MillerCoors used 16.9% less water compared to 2015 – … Read more »

Ballast Point Brewing Conjures Beer with Water from Thin Air

Ballast Point Brewing Conjures Beer with Water from Thin Air

Just as the water intensive nature of brewing beer has become a hot topic in the sustainability world – beer is made up of 90% to 95% water – Ballast Point Brewing Co. announced that it has completed its first two batches of beer made with water extracted literally from thin air. That … Read more »

Heineken Sustainability Report: Normalized Energy Use Drops 4.3%

Heineken Sustainability Report: Normalized Energy Use Drops 4.3%

Brewer Heineken improved its normalized energy use by 4.3 percent year-on-year, according to the company’s 2011 sustainability report. The company’s combined thermal and electrical energy consumption improved from 166 MJ per hectoliter of product in 2010 to 159 MJ/hl in 2011, the report says. Thermal energy consumption improved by 5.8 … Read more »

Diageo Sustainability Report: CO2 Emissions Drop 9.4%

Diageo Sustainability Report: CO2 Emissions Drop 9.4%

Alcoholic beverage firm Diageo reduced its carbon emissions by 9.4 percent over the course of the 12 months to June 30, 2012, according to its latest corporate sustainability report. In financial year 2011, the company emitted 751,800 metric tons of CO2. This figure dropped to 681,500 in FY 2012. The … Read more »

Molson Coors Sustainability Report: 2020 Water, Energy and Emissions Targets Set

Molson Coors Sustainability Report: 2020 Water, Energy and Emissions Targets Set

Brewer Molson Coors has set 2020 targets for reducing its water intensity by 20 percent, its energy intensity by 25 percent and carbon emissions intensity by 15 percent over last year’s levels, in its 2011 corporate sustainability report. The company says that the goal of these targets is “to drive … Read more »

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