Danish Carlsberg brewery saves 1 billion litres of water with new technologyAfter two years with its pioneering water recycling system, Carlsber...Danish Carlsberg brewery saves 1 billion litres of water with new technology
After two years with its pioneering water recycling system, Carlsberg estimates that the brewery in Fredericia has saved approximately 1 billion liters of water. The brewery is an example of how broad collaborations can solve one of the world's biggest challenges - water scarcity.
This year, World Water Day focuses on global water scarcity and how new technologies can help to address this major challenge.
Almost two years ago, Carlsberg Denmark broke grounds on its new water recycling plant. Since then, by recycling 90% of all process water from production, the brewery has saved almost 1 billion litres of water.
"Water is the planet's most important resource, but unfortunately it is also a scarce resource. The main ingredient in beer and soft drinks is water, and therefore we also have a responsibility to contribute with solutions that can help solve the challenge of water scarcity," says Tenna Skov Thorsted, sustainability manager at Carlsberg Denmark.
The food industry, both at home and abroad, is one of the biggest users of drinking water - both in finished products and for cleaning the machinery that produces food and drink.
"Because we are major users of water in the food industry, we are also the ones who can and must make a difference through innovation, new technology and partnerships. In Fredericia, we have taken a huge step with our new water system, but even small reductions in water consumption can make a huge difference when scaled up to an entire industry," says Tenna Skov Thorsted.