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Göss brewery on the road to CO2 neutrality

Gösser is synonymous with unspoilt natural resources and optimum raw materials. The environment is therefore particularly important to one of Austria’s best beers. HEINEKEN’s Brau Union Österreich has embarked on a pioneering ambition to develop Göss Brewery as the leading CO2-neutral brewery in Europe.

Close to 40% of the brewery’s heat requirement is met from waste heat discharged from a neighbouring sawmill, and 90% of the waste heat generated in the brewing process is used to heat water. In 2013, a new boiling system was introduced in the brewing process, which helps to save just under 200,000 kilowatt-hours of power and over 6,400 m3 of water per year.

A further milestone on this journey was celebrated on 18 September 2013 with the official start-up of a new solar plant, which occupies an area of 1,500 m² and in the future will generate part of the heat required for the brewing process in the brewhouse.

In addition, 100% of the external power used in the Göss Brewery is green electricity, as is the case in all the breweries operated by Brau Union Österreich.

Click on the video above to learn more about how our colleagues at Göss Brewery work together with partners on becoming a fully CO2 -neutral operation.

Click here to learn more about our approach to CO2 reduction.

Photo - Goss Brewery

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