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    Brewery with optimised energy consumption – Brewery of the Future

    Power station and brewery rolled into one

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    The Brewery of the Future is self-sufficient in terms of energy – supplying itself by recycling residual materials from the brewing process. The excessive thermal and electrical energy can be sold.

    Due to the variety of brands and deviating raw material types, the brewing and filling process is a batch process. Continuous processes are preferred to avoid peak loads at the energy and media supply. The Brewery of the Future is based on the design of a brewery for a continuous batch process.

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    At a glance

    Production planning

    Production planning

    Production takes place on seven days a week in the smallest possible batches to reduce the load peaks and to optimise the energetic waste material re-use. This way, also lower plant performances can be used requiring less connected load.

                               

    Technology

    Technology

    In the EquiTherm brewhouse lays the foundation for the optimal recovery of thermal energy. Another significant factor is the high-gravity process for the mass reduction in the process.

    Filling process

    Filling process

    Warm beer filling opens up new opportunities of energy recuperation.
    A positive side effect is that condensation will no longer develop on the filled bottles.

    Supply systems

    Supply systems

    Overall energy concepts and the software-based planning of production and consumption round off the concept. Alternative energy is only used if it can also be integrated without redundant systems. Steam as a heating media is replaced with hot water.

    Your benefits in figures

    The Brewery of the Future achieves:

    • an energy surplus of 1,534 MWh of heat and 1,066 MWh of power per year which can be sold to other consumers.*
    • savings of thermal energy of approximately 60 percent in comparison to other standard breweries.*
    • a reduced demand of electrical energy of 30 percent.*

    * at an output of 2.6 million hectolitres

    Benefits to you

    Optimal energy recovery

    The operation of the Brewery of the Future is based on utilising the brewery residuals in a biogas plant and the recovery of heat and power generated in a block heat and power plant.

    Reduction of peak loads

    The changes in filling concepts and the continuous production over seven days a week reduces the peak loads which are completely equalised through the storage and buffer tanks.

    New filling technology

    Warm filling of beer with temperatures of up to 30 °C opens up new opportunities for using the cooling energy for secondary processes.


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