30 Aug '14, 5pm

Brewing Energy Efficiency in the Beer Industry

Brewing Energy Efficiency in the Beer Industry

The plow, the wheel, irrigation and other inventions were a result of the agricultural revolution in 9000 BC. What spurred such innovations? The somewhat unexpected answer is... beer. The demand for barley (and ultimately America’s favorite alcoholic beverage ) was the inspiration for many advanced technologies. Meanwhile, in modern day, we are in the midst of a revolution to save energy . Fortunately, the American brewing industry has started to embrace energy saving practices in production, helping the bottom line while supporting energy efficiency. U.S. breweries spend over $200 million in energy costs every year. Like any business, breweries are always looking for ways to decrease production costs without sacrificing quality. The brewing process is very energy-intensive and requires significant amounts of water, compressed air, lighting and refrigeration. The smartest ...

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