Trending_ beverage makers turning production waste into biomass, carbonation _ sustainable brands

The Arandas, Mexico-based Tequila Cazadores distillery has become a shining example of Bacardi’s “ Good Spirited” corporate responsibility program. Electricity balloon experiment The facility is now 100 percent biomass-fueled thanks to a recently-installed biomass boiler, and about 60 percent of its biofuel comes from spent agave fibers from the distillation process.

The spiky blue-leaved agave plants used to make the tequila grow in orderly lines in the picturesque Highlands of Jalisco, outside the distillery. Electricity calculator The agave sugar extraction process, cooking and distillation of the brand’s tequila requires steam power, generated by the boiler. Gas 91 The majority of this energy is now provided by the fibers leftover from that process, while the remaining 40 percent is made up of other organic materials – about half of which used to be considered waste – such as clean waste wood, biomass briquettes, sawdust, coconut shell, and tree cuttings. Electricity magnetism and electromagnetic theory pdf The company claims that it is exclusively using carbon-neutral, renewable fuel sources. Grade 9 electricity test and answers The ashes from the boiler are being used for composting as a nutrient-rich soil supplement.

The massive biomass boiler, which will use about 19,000 tons of biofuel a year, replaced two fossil fuel-dependent boilers that used 2,000 tons of heavy fuel oil each year. E 87 gasoline The company estimates that the “clean-burning” biomass boiler has reduced the facility’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by more than 80 percent. Power outage houston report The conversion also reduced noise pollution by about 20 percent.

The Arandas tequila distillery, which was established in 1973 and employs more than 100 people, now boasts the largest biomass boiler among all of the Bacardi facilities worldwide. 3 gas laws The project took 18 months to plan and 10 months to execute, but has been running smoothly for over one year.

“Our Good Spirited initiative is part of our legacy, vital to our growth and sustainability, and this biomass boiler changeover in Mexico, one of many to come, represents our steadfast commitment to our customers and consumers to make the best quality spirits in the most responsible ways,” said Eduardo Vallado, vice president of supply chain and manufacturing for Bacardi in the Americas.

“Tequila Cazadores strives to be the most sustainable tequila in the world and the Arandas biomass boiler is leading the way. 76 gas station hours The tequila distillery’s measurable economic and environmental achievements make it an exceptional example of the Bacardi environmental stewardship mission.”

Vallado cited the potential effects of global climate change as “realities” that continue to motivate Bacardi’s environmental initiatives. K gas oroville Several distilleries under the Bacardi umbrella in Scotland, for example, have installed biomass plants: Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery cut its carbon footprint by 90 percent and its Rothes CoRDe facility powers itself and 8,000 homes. Gas efficient suv 2010 Bacardi is also working with global non-profit Bonsucro to sustainably source 100 percent of its sugarcane by 2022.

Meanwhile, a new system from CO 2 Solutions and Mojonnier Limited will capture carbon from the beverage bottling process and supplies the carbon dioxide back to the beverage industry for its carbonation needs.

The companies announced their alliance earlier this week; CO 2 Solutions develops enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology and Mojonnier has been a supplier of carbonated soft drink, beer and dairy equipment and services since its founding in 1919. Gas city indiana post office The partnership builds on CO 2 Solutions’ existing collaboration agreement with GasTran Systems (“GTS”), which licensed its rotating packed bed (RPB) mass transfer technology to Mojonnier in January 2016.

“Together we can truly offer the beverage industry a breakthrough approach to improve the economic and environmental sustainability of their operations, and secure their supply of beverage quality CO 2,” CO 2 Solutions President and CEO Evan Price said.

Bottlers of carbonated beverages typically have sterilization operations that utilize boiler-generated steam. E gaskell north and south While these boilers emit CO 2 into the atmosphere, bottlers have to purchase CO 2 for their beverages from commercial sources at “substantial cost,” according to CO 2 Solutions and Mojonnier. Electricity video ks1 Their new closed-loop solution integrates Mojonnier’s RPB technology with CO 2 Solutions’ carbon capture process to allow the reuse of the boiler-emitted CO 2 – thus preventing the emissions from entering the atmosphere – and providing a reliable, low cost source of beverage-grade CO 2.

CO 2 Solutions’ Valleyfield, Quebec demonstration project, which ran successfully for 2,500 hours in 2015, yielded beverage-grade CO 2 capture results. Wireless electricity how it works Tests by CO 2 Solutions of the GasTran/Mojonnier RPB technology this past fall confirmed the potential for substantial reductions in equipment size. Zyklon b gas effects Consequently, both companies anticipate reducing the net carbon capture costs even further from the already low-cost packed tower solution developed by CO 2 Solutions. Electricity history united states A scaled-up version of the new joint RPB solution will be tested at a third-party test facility in North Dakota over the coming summer.