Sustainable Beer Brewery
Vapori di Birra came with the question of how to improve the sustainability of their production process, without comprising the quality of their beer and their economic sustainability. They use geothermal energy as the primary energy source in their production process.
ENERGiK analyzed the environmental sustainability and the cost-efficiency of this process. This was then compared with three other energy sources. Therefore, a model and a Life Cycle Assessment was made and both material and energy flows were compared. This included the Cumulative Energy Demand (MJ/a), the Global Warming Potential (kgCO2eq/a) and the Costs (€/a).
In addition, literature research was carried out, and a stakeholder analysis and a Life Cycle Cost Analysis were made. Recommendations regarding heat and electricity had been given and CO2 and cost-saving solutions were proposed.