Heineken and Siemens team up to half brewery emissions by 2025

Heineken and Siemens have teamed up to reduce carbon emissions by 50% at 15 Heineken breweries and malt houses worldwide by 2025.

The brands have collaborated on an initial project using an energy digital twin to simulate and analyse a typical Heineken brewery in the virtual world, identifying where significant energy savings could be made.

The simulation revealed that approximately 70% of energy use was linked to the generation of heating and cooling necessary for the brewing process.

Siemens estimates energy savings of between 15 to 20% at each site, and an average CO2 reduction of 50% at each site.

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The automation company will then design, engineer and implement a system to electrify the production of heat and cooling, using heat pumps powered by renewable energy, reducing reliance on steam generated by fossil fuels.

Heineken chief executive and chairman Dolf Van den Brink said: “As we continue to focus on the delivery of our journey to reach net zero in Scope 1 and 2, we know that we must make many bold and ambitious moves to decarbonise our global operations.

“Undertaking these challenges with partners like Siemens allows us to bring in technical expertise and industry knowledge to innovate quickly and at scale,” Van den Brink added.

“We are excited to continue on this journey with partners who are committed to pioneer and localise next-generation solutions, to help us reach our net zero goals.”

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