Solutions for a sustainable and digital future

Krones – hall 7A booth 510

Due to the accelerating pace of climate change, resource-conserving, sustainable production is more important than ever. Support for achieving this goal is provided, among other things, by digitalisation at bottling plants and breweries. For example, the digital solution Integrated Analytics makes energy and resource consumption during filling and packaging transparent – and provides insights to save energy, costs and CO2.

Time and again, the brewing process proves to be particularly energy-intensive. With the individual machines and lines of the Brewnomic concept from Krones, the energy requirement can be reduced. Krones says that the potential for savings is so high that the brewery can supply itself self-sufficiently in terms of energy by recycling brewing residues. After all, the spent grains contain more energy than is needed for the entire brewing process. Since the spent grains are of biological origin, a Brewnomic brewery is also CO2– and climate-neutral. But that’s not all: the proteins in the spent grains can be extracted using Krones technology before they are utilised for energy generation, so that they can then be reused in a high-quality way, for example as a raw material for vegan meat substitutes or plant-based drinks.

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