We are proud of the great results we manage to achieve every year in terms of reducing our energy consumption. In 2019, we worked on various projects to further reduce energy consumption. At the same time, we drew up our energy transition plan, which describes specifically how we will be replacing fossil fuels with sustainable, carbon-neutral energy sources. It is our ambition to be an entirely carbon-neutral brewery by 2025, in which all energy we use is generated in a sustainable manner.
In 2019, our energy consumption per hectolitre was 84.06MJ/hl, which means we have managed to decrease our overall energy consumption by no less than 30% since 2005! The green biogas we produce ourselves accounts for 13% of our entire energy requirement and 18.5% of our thermal energy requirement.
Unfortunately, we experienced a downturn compared to 2018, in connection with the launch of new products and packaging, which have increased product variety and reduced our packaging efficiency. The trial brewery has also been used more often for brewing new beers. In the trial brewery we brew smaller amounts of beer, leading to lower energy efficiency.
We want to continue reducing our carbon emissions per hectolitre of beer with the help of the following projects:
Our objective in terms of logistics: