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Seismic Brewing Co. tries to brew beer with a conscience

““We are trying to be the best industrial brewery in terms of water conservation in the world,” Jackson said. The centerpiece of its sustainability program is the Cambrian Innovation EcoVolt Mini, which converts about 95 percent of wastewater into potable water. Though that water can’t legally be used for brewing, there’s plenty of use for […]

Nova Scotia craft brewers secure access to washed beer bottles

“”There’s easily 5 to 8 million bottles that can be stored, washed and resold, not only to the breweries but to the wineries and the distilleries in Atlantic Canada,” Angelhart said. Anglehart has been in the business for close to 20 years and also supplies glass bottles to the industry. Dartmouth-Cole Harbour MP Darren Fisher, […]

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Don’t Dump It! Craft Brewers Put Wastewater to Better Use

“For now, it’s just a test because craft beer made from recycled water is not yet legal to sell in California, but Rey said the Half Moon Bay owners hope to one day to help change that. The company has a legacy committed to sustainability, including its current project to build a new brewery. Their […]

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DS Smith develops new biodegradable carton for Veuve Clicquot champagne

“The new eco-friendly packaging solution was designed following completion of three-year research project conducted by DS Smith along with Veuve Clicquot and Italian paper manufacturer Favini. Manufactured using paper from a blend of grape residue and natural fibers, the new packaging features a pasted label, which is developed from sugar-cane, showcasing a luxury feel while […]

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Pittsburgh-Based Company Turns Unwanted Bread Into Beer, Battles Food Waste

“According to Scott Smith of the East End Brewing Company, this is their “dip in the pool” to see if interest for such product exists. If so, Loaf beer could expand to include more bakeries and become more than a one-time thing. The sustainable approach didn’t stop with turning wasted bread into beer, though. Because […]

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SA wine industry leads way on solar uptake

“When fully operational, the 1.4 MW PV system will produce enough renewable energy to reduce Yalumba’s energy costs by about 20 per cent and cut its annual CO2 emissions by more than 1200 tonnes, equivalent to taking 340+ cars off the road. “It is an exciting project and one that will deliver us significant savings, […]

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Lagunitas Signs Up to Save $22.5M in Water, Wastewater, and Energy Costs with Cambrian Innovation’s WEPA

“Since 2014, Lagunitas has utilized an EcoVolt solution to perform onsite wastewater treatment, water reuse, and clean energy recovery at its facility in Petaluma, CA. Now, leveraging Cambrian’s novel WEPA and EcoVolt technology, Lagunitas’s newest Azusa brewery, slated to open in early 2018, will be capable of producing an estimated 300,000 gallons of recycled water […]

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How Adnams is brewing sustainability (UK)

“The resource-efficient mindset extends to water as well, with Adnams using around three litres of water per litre of product, compared to an industry average of four or five. “We reuse some of our cooling water, which takes on heat and is then used as hot liquor water”, says Orchard. “We’ve got a hood on […]

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Patagonia wants to save the world through beer and buffalo jerky

“Its recently released Long Root Ale, made in partnership with Oregon’s certified organic Hopworks Urban Brewery, seeks to get to the literal root of the problem. The beer is made with an innovative perennial grain from the Land Institute in Salina, Kan., a development which is 13 years in the making and just beginning to […]

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A beer that’s delicious – and sustainable too

“At Stone and Wood they a committed to taking care of the earth that sustains us. As the brewing process can be quite energy and water intensive, they have created an internal ‘Green Feet’ initiative across the business, which aims to minimise their collective impact on the environment, create value through input cost savings and […]

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Organic, Biodynamic, Sustainable: Lady-Like Words

“Saverys’ agricultural philosophy extends to winemaking. After taking in the cleanest grapes biodynamics can provide, grape color and component extraction is gentle, and nothing is added to the grape must except the minimum sulfur dioxide levels allowed under Italian organic rules: no commercial yeast, no tannins, no enzymes, no clarification or stabilizing products. The wine […]

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This Pittsburgh Food Rescue Is Turning Food Waste Into Craft Beer

“One person’s “trash” is this woman’s treasure—and by treasure, we mean dinner. As CEO and co-founder of Pittsburgh’s 412 Food Rescue, Leah Lizarondo leads a noble effort to save totally fresh, healthy food that would otherwise be discarded in hopes of ending food waste and ensuring that the city’s residents don’t go hungry. Now, Pittsburgh […]

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