Heineken using nine million leftover pints to generate electricity

The thought of even pouring one cold pint of beer down the drain would be tough for many to consider during lockdown — so imagine what it was like for Heineken Ireland, with the prospect of nine million pints going to waste. The brewing giant decided that if the sea of cold ones weren’t going into the bellies of their customers, then they would be sacrificed for the greater good — the environment. Those 5,000 tonnes, the equivalent of 100,000 kegs or nine million pints, created 480kW per hour of electricity and heat, which the firm calculated as akin to powering 48,000 houses for one day, based on an average household’s annual electricity consumption. Read the full article at: www.irishexaminer.com