Environmental commitment: Keith Bott, joint managing director of Titanic Brewery

 

Titanic Brewery has invested in solar panels at its Burslem headquarters as part of a wider commitment to a green energy policy.

With an array of 111 panels at the Callender Place brewery, Titanic will save around 13 tonnes of carbon every year and produce more energy than is needed to brew more than three million pints of real ale and craft beer a year.

Working with Carbon Trust certified specialists the Low Carbon Energy Company, Titanic has installed a solar solution which should produce 24,000Kw of electricity per year. The brewery previously paid out 13.5p per kw but is now set to save around £5,000 a year.

Keith Both, joint managing director of Titanic Brewery, said: “In line with many other responsible businesses, we are determined to operate in an environmentally friendly manner. The investment in solar will make our beer production energy neutral as we expect to be a net producer of electricity.

“We have looked closely at our energy usage, both at the brewery and at our pubs and café bars, and have made changes to reduce its energy footprint where possible.”

 

Titanic’s examples of energy saving initiatives

 

  • The reuse and recycling of containers as much as possible, including casks and kegs
  • A major move to LED lights, wherever possible, at the brewery and pubs, plus automated lights at the brewery, timed to help save energy
  • Take-out cups from the compostable Vegware brand at Titanic’s newly launched bod café bars
  • Replacement of plastic straws with compostable straws across all Titanic pubs
  • Residue from the spent malt used in brewing reused by a local farm as cattle feed
  • Emphasis on a reduction in beer miles
  • Introduction of lighter weight bottles to help reduce weight on vehicles and lower fuel consumption
  • Recycling of all waste cardboard and paper at the brewery

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