Reducing CO2 & energy consumption

 

We are proud of the great results we manage to achieve every year in terms of reducing our energy consumption. In 2018, we took another step in the right direction, leading to a lower energy consumption than ever before! We have put a lot of effort into our energy transition plan, which describes how we will be replacing fossil fuels with sustainable, carbon-neutral energy sources. Our ambition is to be an entirely CO2-neutral brewery by 2025, in which all energy we use is generated in a sustainable manager.

 

Results 2018

 

In 2018, our energy consumption per hectolitre was 88.31 MJ/hl. Having achieved our best energy consumption per hl of beer ever in 2017 (88.38 MJ/hl), we topped this performance in 2018, breaking yet another record. A great achievement! Since 2005, we have managed to decrease our overall energy consumption by now less than 32%! The green biogas we produce ourselves accounts for 12% of our entire energy requirement and 17% of our thermal energy requirement.

  • Energy consumption per hl of beer: 5.93 carbon eq/hl
  • Total energy consumption: 88.31 MJ/hl (of which 12% came from biogas)
  • Thermal energy: 61.72 MJ/hl (of which 17% came from biogas)
  • Electricity: 7.39 kWh/hl

OBJECTIVES 2019

In 2019, we want to continue reducing our CO2 emissions per hectolitre of beer to 5.5 kg of CO2 eq/hl with the help of the following projects:

  • Further improvements in filling line efficiency
  • Optimising the cooling system
  • Optimising boiler efficiency
  • Study into optimising major pumps in Utilities and Brewing
  • Further optimisation of the reuse of residual heat produced by the wort cooling process
  • Reduce compressed air usage in Packaging
  • Further elaboration of the energy transition plan

Our objectives for logistics:

  • Study into the possible ways to reduce CO2 produced by several transport flows
  • Replace trucks for domestic pallet transport with EURO-6 trucks (part 2)

 

Activities

Better Use Deal

Better Use Deal

Lean & Green

Lean & Green

Inland shipping

Inland shipping

Pallet transport the Netherlands

Pallet transport the Netherlands

Environmentally friendly transport

Environmentally friendly transport

Boiler optimisation in Utilities

Boiler optimisation in Utilities

Optimisation of the boiling process

Optimisation of the boiling process

Recycled residual heat from chimney

Recycled residual heat from chimney

Study into sustainable steam supply by Twence

Study into sustainable steam supply by Twence

Paris climate agreement

Paris climate agreement