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Anheuser-Busch Installs Second Turbine at Fairfield Brewery

Karen Henry

Anheuser-Busch is installing a second wind turbine at its Fairfield brewery in Northern California. The nearly 400-foot tall turbine will generate 1.6 MW of electricity and brings the Fairfield brewery’s total alternative energy generation up to 4.1 MW, or 30 percent of the brewery’s electricity needs. Even though the new turbine will be larger than   …Continue Reading

Grocers Pass on Rebates That are Too Complicated

Linda Hardesty

Singh360 offers a service to supermarkets in the United States to help them secure energy-efficiency rebates from utilities. “Some supermarkets want help because the application process can take a lot of time and effort,” said Abtar Singh, CEO of Singh360. According to the company, utilities generally offer two categories of rebates – prescriptive and custom.   …Continue Reading

Cold Storage Importer/Exporter Hires Cascade Energy

Linda Hardesty

New Orleans Cold Storage (NOCS) is going to maximize energy efficiency at multiple sites with Cascade Energy‘s energy management services. Cascade estimates its services will help NOCS reduce its facility energy consumption by 12 percent by the fifth year of the program. NOCS CEO Mark Blanchard was inspired by the results from a pilot project   …Continue Reading

Colorado Beer Brewers Model Energy Efficiency

Karen Henry

Colorado craft beer brewers are setting the bar when it comes to sustainability efforts, according to a Rocky Mountain Institute blog post. The post cites New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins and Left Hand Brewing Company in Longmont as particularly good examples of what beer brewers, as well as other energy-intensive industries, can do to reduce their   …Continue Reading

Sierra Nevada Brewery Employs Solar

Linda Hardesty

Sundance Power Systems installed 650 kilowatts (DC) of Kyocera solar modules on Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s new Mills River, NC, brewery. The modules will help power the brewery’s energy-intensive processes. Sundance Power Systems designed and installed the 650 kW solar system, which covers nearly two acres on the roof. Other brewers using Kyocera modules include   …Continue Reading

Diageo Purchases Natural Gas Sourced from Landfill

Linda Hardesty

Diageo, a wine, beer and spirits company, expanded its commitment to purchase natural gas in Canada from Bullfrog Power. Diageo extended its existing commitment to purchase natural gas for its Gimli, Manitoba, facility and will also now purchase natural gas for its Valleyfield, Quebec, location. Both facilities are committed through 2016. Sourced from a methane-capture   …Continue Reading

Supermarket Powered by Food Waste Alone

Karen Henry

UK grocery store chain Sainsbury announced that its Cannock store will run on power generated solely from the supermarket’s own food waste. Sainsbury will use waste management company Biffa’s advanced anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities and a unique power link to generate electricity using food waste from Sainsbury’s stores across the UK. The food waste is   …Continue Reading

Natural Gas Consumption Analysis Reveals Savings Opportunities

Jennifer Hermes

Can a bakery burn less gas with the same equipment? Statistical analysis of consumption data may provide an answer. The good news is that bakers do not need to do it themselves. “We couldn’t explain a ‘hiccup’ in sub-metering data from our bread oven in our Sudbury bakery,” says Darren Borden, Energy Management Engineer at   …Continue Reading

Arby’s Reduces Energy Intensity 7.6%

Linda Hardesty

Arby’s Restaurant Group announced energy reduction savings as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility strategy. Arby’s says it achieved a 7.6 percent reduction in energy use intensity as a result of a variety of energy initiatives implemented in 2013 as part of its Efficiency Matters program. Efficiency Matters is a cost-saving energy management platform developed to   …Continue Reading

Grocers Association Names Energy Procurement Vendor

Karen Henry

The National Grocers Association (NGA) has named energy services consulting company GreenCrown Energy as a preferred energy procurement vendor. NGA  engaged GreenCrown to help its members maintain or lower their gas and electricity costs. Securing favorable contracts requires excellent contacts and energy industry expertise, GreenCrown said, and securing the lowest possible electricity and natural gas   …Continue Reading

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