TENNENT’S is moving forward with its commitment to reducing carbon emissions with the installation of a new carbon capture facility at its Wellpark brewery.
The new facility will capture and store more than 4200 tonnes of CO2 every year, which will then be used to carbonate Tennent’s beers.
The brewer claims that the new facility – which will be fully operational by September – will allow it to stop sourcing CO2 from the north of England and therefore eliminate 100,000kms of journeys every year.
The installation of the plant comes after Tennnent’s announced an ambition to become fully carbon-neutral by 2025. In addition to installing its new carbon capture facility the brewer will also eliminate all single-use plastic by 2022 and commit to local sourcing and waste management. An anaerobic digestion plant was installed at Wellpark last year.
Martin Doogan, group engineering manager at Tennent’s parent company C&C Group, said the new facility “improves our local environment in the east end of Glasgow and is a significant step in our goal to be carbon neutral by 2025”.
“As Scotland’s oldest business, we take our responsibility to look after our beautiful home very seriously, which is why we’ve put sustainability at the heart of our entire operations, from our transport fleet, brewing and packaging to our international deliveries,” said Doogan.
“We understand that our pledge to sustainability is a journey that will be further developed along the way; as illustrated by the installation of the new carbon capture facility following the launch of our sustainability plans last year. With clear targets in place for the future, we’re committed to tackling climate change now and in the years to come.”