Today, brewers often use outdated technology that has been optimized over time to increase efficiency and operational processes. While this machinery is typically very well fit for its intended purpose, it does not drive innovation within the brewery. Fortunately, brewers and partners are actively developing new production equipment and investing in research and development in brewing. These efforts aim to improve product quality and reduce operational costs of production.
However, the impetus for progress in production processes extends beyond the initiatives of brewers. Consumers and regulators are increasingly influencing consumer-packaged goods companies and urging them to prioritize sustainability.
The present brewing industry offers numerous avenues to achieve substantial savings, resulting in lower emissions, increased efficiency in raw material usage (including water), and a positive impact on product quality and the environment. Selecting the appropriate technology, successfully running the processes, and leveraging digitalization and the Internet of Things (IoT) can also contribute to an overall enhancement in performance.
Here, we explore the three main aspects of sustainability in the brewing process: environmental sustainability, economic sustainability, and social sustainability. Brewers looking to eliminate DE powder and reduce CO2 emissions, water consumption, and beer loss may benefit from implementing environmentally friendly solutions from Pall to address these challenges.