Gallery: The Alaskan Brewing Company Runs on Energy Generated by its Ow...

 

The Alaskan Brewing Company has gone green by burning spent grain to power its brewery in Juneau, Alaska. Formerly, the brewery had to ship off the waste product of its operations to farms in the lower 48 states, where the barley and malt was fed to livestock, but that unsustainable business model has made it very hard for the company to turn a decent profit. As a result, Alaska’s beloved brewery decided to invest in a $1.8 million furnace that burns spent grain to generate steam that powers its entire facility.

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