More than 55% of the brewery’s fuel demand will be supplied by biogas.
Landfill biogas, which is created when organic material in a municipal solid waste landfill decomposes, consists of about 50% methane.
“In addition to utilising this alternative source of fuel through active conservation efforts at our Houston brewery, we’ve reduced our fuel usage by 15% and our electricity use by more than 5% in the last 18 months,” said Richard Wohlfarth, general manager of Anheuser-Busch’s Houston brewery.
The project, developed as part of a partnership with Ameresco that constructed and operates a biogas processing facility on the landfill’s property, broke ground in March 2008 and was completed in May 2009. The McCarty Road Landfill gas project is one of 75 alternative energy projects at Republic Services’ landfills nationwide.
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