US: Anheuser-Busch ramps up green energy use

17 April, 2009

US: Anheuser-Busch’s Fairfield brewery is using solar power to generate 3% of the site’s electricity needs.

US: Anheuser-Busch’s Fairfield brewery is using solar power to generate 3% of the site’s electricity needs.

The brewery has turned over six acres of land to solar panels.

Kevin Finger, general manager, Anheuser-Busch Fairfield brewery, said: "Operating with care and concern for the environment has been a hallmark of Anheuser-Busch for more than century.”

Last year, the brewery entered into an agreement with SunEdison to host the solar power plant on brewery property. The brewery also constructed a Bio-Energy Recovery System, or BERS, which provides 15 percent of the brewery's fuel needs by turning nutrients in brewing wastewater into renewable biogas used to decrease the use of natural gas.

Through resource conservation and alternative fuel usage, the brewery has decreased fuel use by 38 percent, water use by 32 percent and electricity use by 14 percent since 2004.





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