...My first question, is, fresh or recycled???
...The Alaskan Brewing Co. (ABC) plans to use spent grain from the brewing process to help power the majority of the breweryâ€™s functions and reduce energy costs by 70 percent.
"We had to be a little more innovative just so that we could do what we love to do, but do it where we're located," ABC co-founder Geoff Larson told the Associated Press.
The process works using an expensive broiler system purchased by the brewery, which will convert the grain into steam. Or, as the ABC officials put it, they are now creating, â€œbeer-powered beer,â€ in one of the nationâ€™s largest craft breweries.
And even though the brewery spent $1.8 million on the broiler, minus a $500,000 federal grant, it is expected to save the company money over the long run. Brandon Smith, the breweryâ€™s operations and engineering manager, says the new broiler will save his company about $450,000 per year.
...This is a fantastic and a "green" ideal.
...To save energy, and to eliminate waste, protect the environment, and saving money, what more can a republican want?? lol.
...Most breweries sell their used grains, once dried, to farmers. But in Alaska, transportation is a BIG problem. This solves that problem.
the news story in full link is below