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buckeyebrewer 08-05-2009 12:52 AM

Article about Sierra Nevada brewing green
 
Sierra Nevada Brewery's CEO Talks Sustainable Design - Green Beer - Popular Mechanics

I had no idea they were 100% off the grid at this point. He has some high tech stuff going on there......nice work!

creefer 08-05-2009 01:13 PM

So they wasted their money on solar arrays...

Scut_Monkey 08-05-2009 05:50 PM

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Originally Posted by creefer (Post 1470671)
So they wasted their money on solar arrays...

I don't understand. I think it's progressive and responsible. :ban:

red96jeep 08-05-2009 05:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mnm129 (Post 1471307)
I don't understand. I think it's progressive and responsible. :ban:

agreed, and most likely saves them money in the long term something any business would lilke to do

carbon111 08-05-2009 06:11 PM

Pretty sweet that they sell their excess power back to the grid! :D

Props to SN! :mug:

Bowtiebrewery 08-05-2009 06:13 PM

I recall there being an article about a year ago talking about a brewery on the east coast that was going to convert their spent grain into a fuel source to power their brewery as well as fire their kettles... ugh I can't for the life of me figure this one out...

Clayton 08-05-2009 06:14 PM

responsible to who?
i would rather thay use natural gas and lower the price of there beer.
but then i know man made global warming is a myth use to push central planing.
i am all for being eco frendly and not poluting but CO2 is not polution.
I sort and recycle all my trash and i dont even have trash service were i live so i have to haul it to a colection center and they charge you for it. but the whole Co2 carbon credit thing is costly stupid and drives up the cost of living and doing bussiness, and that lowers the qualty of life for the poor.
there is a 200+ year suppy of fossle fuel. if you want to impress me take all this money that the govement waste on crap spending and putforth a one trillion dollors to make viable fusion energy in 20 years, after that happons the whole globe can go to a electric - hydrogen economy, and never burn fossle fuel again. that is the kind of real action we would take if there was infact a global crisis.

all this other fluff is just feel good do nothing rubish.

humann_brewing 08-05-2009 06:16 PM

holy crap, that is a lot of solar panels for one business' use.

http://media.popularmechanics.com/im...ra-2l-0709.jpg

Clayton 08-05-2009 06:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Bowtiebrewery (Post 1471362)
I recall there being an article about a year ago talking about a brewery on the east coast that was going to convert their spent grain into a fuel source to power their brewery as well as fire their kettles... ugh I can't for the life of me figure this one out...

thay will take the spent grain and put it in a bacteria fermenter
and collect the natural gas that comes off the sluge
thay will then use that natural gas to run gas powered electric genarators and to fire there burners.

Bowtiebrewery 08-05-2009 06:30 PM

yes and no... I was told that they were trying to create a furnace burning unit that would burn hot enough to convert the spent grain into fuel and effectively the intense heat would constantly keep itself burning... I wish I could find the article... Damn my stupidity


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