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Solar solutions for the brewery industry

Breweries hold a significant advantage to replace fossil fuel consumption with renewable energy using Absolicon solar technology as low-temperature applications dominate the energy demand. Absolicon T160 Solar collector efficiently produces heat up to 160 °C and steam up to 8 bar for industrial processes, and solar heating can be implemented in multiple stages of the production chain.

As major breweries around the world aim for energy-efficient and heat supply options, Absolicon provides a turn-key solution using solar collectors, heat recovery tanks, and smart controls.

The Brewery industry is one of the most suitable sectors to utilize solar thermal heat due to peak production during high solar radiation periods, followed by heat demand for low-temperature operational applications.

Several processes require significant heating energy demand, and solar heating can be implemented in multiple stages of the production chain. The main heat carrier is low-pressure steam, generally below 5 bar.

These conditions give breweries a great advantage to replace fossil fuel consumption with renewable energy using Absolicon technology.

Breweries require most of their thermal energy with temperatures below 120 °C. Absolicon T160 Solar collector efficiently produces heat up to 160 °C and steam up to 8 bar, supporting a large fraction of brewery heat demand always ensuring a smart integration with the existing boiler system.

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Range of applications for solar heating

  • Cleaning
  • Washing
  • Boiling
  • Mashing
  • Pasteurization

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Industry solutions

As major breweries around the world aim for energy-efficient and heat supply options, Absolicon provides a turn-key solution using solar collectors, heat recovery tanks, and smart controls.

Solar Brewery Advantages

Absolicon T160 Solar collector can be integrated into the existing boiler system to reduce the energy cost. The integration points of the highest interest are the make-up water, condensate, feedwater, and low-pressure steam. The highest possible solar system efficiency is achieved by prioritizing low-temperature integrations points. Absolicon T160 can generate steam up to 160°C and 8 bar pressure.

Absolicon technology has multiple areas for implementation in the brewery sector:

Clean in place (CIP) refers to the cleaning of complete items of plant circuits without dismantling or opening the equipment. Solar heat can be supplied indirectly through a heat exchanger to the circulating fluids in the CIP station. The integration point is set before the conventional heat supply, thus ensuring that the set temperature of the CIP system is always reached.

For the pasteurization process, solar heat can be supplied to the intermediate water circuit in the pasteurizer. The set pasteurization temperature is achieved by topping the solar heat with conventional steam before the supply.

The drying process plays a major role in the food and beverage processing chain. Industrial dryers require large amounts of heat, most commonly with steam or electric heating. The incoming air can be heated with solar energy before the conventional heating supply. This will ensure the highest possible collector efficiency while ensuring that the set temperature of the air is reached.

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ABinBev Pilot – Mozambique

Absolicon is making a solar collector installation at Maputo Brewery in Mozambique, providing industrial heat for bottle cleaning and reducing the company’s heat-related carbon dioxide emissions.

Out of over a thousand applications, Absolicon´s technology, provided by partner GreenLine Africa, was selected as part of AB InBev’s 100+ Accelerator initiative.

As part of the initiative, Absolicon is making a solar collector installation at Maputo Brewery in Mozambique, providing heat for bottle cleaning and reducing the company’s heat-related carbon dioxide emissions.

After evaluating the pilot solar collector´s field in Maputo Brewery, the next stage is a solar heating system of just over 20,000 sqm with the capacity to save 6,000 tons of CO2 per year.

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Carlsberg Group Pilot – Greece

Absolicon is planning a solar collector field with Carlsberg Group at the Olympic brewery in Sindos production site, Greece. The collector field, to be installed in early 2022, will be built with patented Absolicon T160 Solar collectors to run the industrial brewing processes.

Absolicon and Carlsberg Group agreed to install renewable solar heat at Olympic brewery in Sidons plant in Greece in early 2022, providing the solar energy to the plant through a heat purchase agreement.

During the one-year pilot, Absolicon and Carlsberg Group will work together to evaluate the potential of Absolicon´s patented solar thermal technology for the Group´s breweries around the world, with the final goal of replacing the use of natural gas with renewable energy sources.

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Carlsberg Group Pilot – Greece

 

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