Spent beer grain will help power Alaska brewery

Spent beer grain will help power Alaska brewery

Few tundra farms, combustible waste product lead to ingenious sustainable-energy solution
Ar 130209773
Ar 130209773
Brandon Smith, the brewing operations and engineering manager, checks on the boiler at the Alaskan Brewing Co. in Juneau, Alaska. The brewery has installed a unique boiler system that burns the company’s dried, spent grain or waste accumulated by the brewing process into steam which powers the majority of the plant’s operations.
Ep 130209773
Ep 130209773
Brandon Smith, the Alaskan Brewing Co.’s brewing operations and engineering manager, holds spent grain, or waste accumulated by the brewing process. The boiler fueld by the brewery’s spent grain is expected to save the firm about $450,000 annually in energy costs.
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