BrewDog unveils new bio-energy plant
BrewDog has completed the construction of a new green gas plant that will reduce its carbon footprint.
The Scottish brewer says the bio-energy plant is worth £12million and can reduce carbon emissions by 7,500 tonnes per year.
It will generate energy to produce more than 176m pints of beer per year at its Ellon production site.
BrewDog’s director of sustainability, Sarah Warman explained: “We’re not just here to make great beer – we’re making great beer that doesn’t cost the Earth. Our ambition is nothing short of making BrewDog beer the most planet-friendly beer on Earth, and we’ve taken giant strides towards that goal with our new bio-energy plant.”
The bio-energy plant is part of BrewDog’s £50m investment plan to cut carbon emissions per hectolitre of beer by 35%.
The available organic waste materials in the brewing process will be the main fodder for the anaerobic digester of the plant, in turn generating ample green gas to run the company’s brewery. Eventually, the surplus gas will be available to power delivery vehicles, and the rest will be offered to the national gas grid.