Commercial, GHG Emissions - February 17, 2020
California brewery explores carbon capture tech
A Northern California brewery is exploring a new carbon-capture technology that will allow them to capture up to 100,000 pounds of expended CO2 a year that can be reused to carbonate and package beer.
Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company partnered with Austin-based Earthly Labs to implement their plug-and-play carbon capture technology, dubbed “Cici”, to capture the carbon created in production and reuse it, similar to a process that is used by larger breweries like Sierra Nevada to recover CO2 but in a more affordable way.
“At Devil’s Canyon, we believe in reducing and reusing resources in all kinds of ways – from solar energy to reusing equipment to repurposing building materials throughout our facility,” CEO and Founder Chris Garrett said in a statement. “Earthly Labs' vision fits into our own around practical sustainability. By using CiCi to capture and reuse our own CO2, we reduce costs, make better beer, and invest in the sustainability of our planet.”
Visitors to the Devil’s Canyon brewery will be able to take tours explaining the new technology during SF Beer Week. The new technology will allow the brewery to reduce their carbon emissions and will make them the first brewery in Northern California to explore carbon capture technology, according to Devil's Canyon.
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