In Australia this brewery creates eco-friendly beer with algae
Like many industries, the alcohol industry is one that also pollutes our environment. This Australian brewery creates an eco-friendly beer from algae.
The Australian brewery Young Henrys has decided to undertake an initiative to benefit our environment knowing that the process of creating beer pollutes the environment considerably. In fact, ABC News reported in January 2020 that a tree needs two days to absorb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which is equivalent to the production of a six-pack of beer. See the ABC report on the Young Henrys brewery above.
To counteract climate change, Young Henrys offers algae-based beers. They are based on the fact that algae absorb CO2 and produce a significant amount of oxygen. Together with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), the brewery estimates that a 400 litre bag of algae-based beer can produce as much oxygen as an Australian draft.
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The brewery’s founder, Oscar McMahon, claims to have achieved his goal, that is, to produce with a carbon neutral result.
But the effort for a healthier environment does not stop there. UTS is working on the production of algae-based plastic. The aim is to be able to provide different ecological solutions to other industries and enable them to make the transition.
Young Henrys takes its project to National Science Week
Among other news, Young Henrys will participate in the National Science Week with his project. The brewery made a post in its Instagram @younghenrys account about it:
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We're taking this thing to @nationalscienceweek! With help from our very learned mates @utscience, we'll be running a virtual tour of the YH brewery and glowing green Algae bioreactors! Followed by an expert panel on the potential of algae for use in every day life. Rego will be opening very soon so stay tuned to our socials for updates. 🌱 For more info on the project, head to younghenrys.com.
Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.