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Beer: The Green Energy Alternative
02-06-2013, 07:11 PM #1
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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A beer brewery in Juneau, Alaska, is reducing its energy costs by powering its operations with beer waste. The Alaskan Brewing Company obtained a special $1.8 million furnace that burns spent grain accumulated in the brewing process to produce steam. Though some breweries are using this grain for power, "nobody was burning spent grain as a sole fuel source for an energy recovery system, for a steam boiler," said brewing operations manager Brandon Smith.

http://money.msn.com/business-news/artic...d=16075491
02-06-2013, 08:05 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Somebody give them the Nobel Prize! beercheer.gif


02-07-2013, 05:43 PM #3
yankees skier
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I shed a tear. beercheer.gif

Biere.
02-07-2013, 06:03 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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İmage

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02-07-2013, 06:04 PM #5
yankees skier
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Biere.
02-07-2013, 07:26 PM #6
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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$1.8 million furnace blink.gif
02-07-2013, 09:58 PM #7
オタマジャクシ Member
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Hate to say this but this might not be progress.

That grain residue is a high protein animal feed.
02-07-2013, 10:49 PM #8
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(02-07-2013, 09:58 PM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  Hate to say this but this might not be progress.

That grain residue is a high protein animal feed.


I don't know about that, they used the word 'spent' grain. I would guess that means all the nutrients were leached out of it and into the biere.
02-07-2013, 10:55 PM #9
Octo Mother Superior
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The by product of beer industry is the spent grain - or as in other words the hemi-cellulose rich content of the remains of rice and malt grains which are not used in beer making process.

This by product is organic waste of the beer industry. Rich is carbohydrates, protiens and to some extent even fat.

Cattle prefer this feed to any other feed and increases the milk production in dairy farms.

The only risk is the cow getting used to this product and if there is a short supply if this in the market then the dairy farmer faces problems to make the cow eat other cattle feed.

http://www.agricultureinformation.com/fo...-feed.html

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02-07-2013, 11:37 PM #10
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Beer and it's waste is so good.

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Quote:The beauty of our ethanol, is that there’s no additional refining. In essence it goes straight from here to the pump.

http://www.molsoncoorscanada.com/en/Resp...0Beer.aspx
02-07-2013, 11:49 PM #11
オタマジャクシ Member
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(02-07-2013, 10:55 PM)Octo Wrote:  The by product of beer industry is the spent grain - or as in other words the hemi-cellulose rich content of the remains of rice and malt grains which are not used in beer making process.

This by product is organic waste of the beer industry. Rich is carbohydrates, protiens and to some extent even fat.

Cattle prefer this feed to any other feed and increases the milk production in dairy farms.

The only risk is the cow getting used to this product and if there is a short supply if this in the market then the dairy farmer faces problems to make the cow eat other cattle feed.

http://www.agricultureinformation.com/fo...-feed.html

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Since the starches and sugars are partially converted to alcohol it is protein rich.

And yeah, switching back to grain might be a problem. If you have the choice between beer batter and simple grain, what would you pick?
02-07-2013, 11:57 PM #12
Octo Mother Superior
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Even the cows know the answer to that one.



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