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Alaska brewery plans to use beer as a source of green energy
« on: February 04, 2013, 09:02:59 AM »
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/02/04/alaska-brewery-plans-to-use-beer-as-source-green-energy/?test=latestnews

The Juneau-based beer maker has installed a unique boiler system in order to cut its fuel costs. It purchased a $1.8 million furnace that burns the company's spent grain -- the waste accumulated from the brewing process -- into steam which powers the majority of the brewery's operations.

Pretty cool, eh?

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Re: Alaska brewery plans to use beer as a source of green energy
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2013, 09:18:22 AM »
Too cool
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Re: Alaska brewery plans to use beer as a source of green energy
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2013, 10:35:21 AM »
They are one of the few breweries that has the machinery to make their own CO2 also, mostly because it costs so much to ship it in.
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Re: Alaska brewery plans to use beer as a source of green energy
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2013, 10:59:19 AM »
They pulverize their malt and then run it through a mash press to maximize brewhouse efficiency too.
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