SABMiller introduces low-energy boiling technology to brewery

SABMiller has announced its low-energy boiling technology, which will reduce energy input required in the boiling process within its breweries.

According to the company, it can cut energy requirement at the point the unfermented ‘wort’ is heated to ensure product and microbial stability. In a typical brewery the energy used in boiling can account for up to 40 per cent of the facility’s total energy requirements.

Following testing the technology has already been installed in both South Africa and parts of Africa, with long term plans to roll it out globally.

SABMiller has committed to reduce its fossil fuel emissions by 50 per cent per litre of beer by 2020 and its water usage by 25 per cent per litre of beer by 2015, compared to 2008 levels.




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