Tennent’s to use Co2 generated from brewing to carbonate beer

The carbon capture facility in Glasgow is part of the company's aims to tackle climate change.

Tennent’s to use Co2 generated from brewing to carbonate beer Tennent's

Tennent’s have installed a new facility which aims to capture carbon dioxide created during the brewing process and use it to carbonate the company’s beer.

The carbon capture facility has the ability to store 4200 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, which is the equivalent of 27,000 flights to London from Glasgow.

The installation of the facility in Glasgow involved a 1000 ton crane, and required two cranes working in tandem to lift two 25 tonne Co2 recovery tanks 60 meters over the famous branded silos.

The new facility will be the largest of its kind in Scotland and will enable Tennent’s to capture and store Co2 generated as a byproduct from the brewing fermentation process. 

The carbon dioxide will then be used to carbonate the company’s beer. 

By no longer having to source Co2 from the north of England, Tennent’s will also eliminate the emissions from 100,000kms of journeys each year.

It is anticipated that the new facility will enable Tennent’s to become as close to self-sufficient as possible, with more than 95% of the captured Co2 being reused which supports the brewery’s commitment to be net carbon zero by 2025.

The company also plans to only use energy from renewables by 2025 and eradicate single-use plastic by 2022 as part of measures to combat climate change. 

Martin Doogan, from Tennent’s parent company C&C Group plc, said: “The installation of the new facility today marks another milestone in our commitment to challenging climate change and it’s been fantastic seeing the tanks put into place and everything come together and we are eagerly anticipating having everything operational later in the year.

“To be able to support the brewery’s Co2 needs using carbon dioxide that is produced by the fermentation process, improves our local environment in the east end of Glasgow and is a significant step in our goal to be carbon neutral by 2025.”

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