The Grupo Central de Cervejas (Beer Group) invested 1.4 million euros in energy equipment in its various industrial units in Portugal, informs.
The company installed 6300 photovoltaic panels, 3150 panels in its Vialonga brewery and 3150 in the Água de Luso filling unit in Mealhada, “with an installed capacity of 1 MWp in each unit” of SCC – Sociedade Central de Cervejas.
“This facility will allow for a total solar energy production of 2,845 MWh / year and a reduction of about 1,200 tons/ year in CO2 emissions, equivalent to the annual CO2 uptake by 53,000 trees”, mentions a statement from SCC.
In the same note, SCC reveals that ‘Producing a Better World’ is underway, a sustainability program that “brings together six focus areas (water protection; sourcing of sustainable sources; promoting responsible consumption; growing with communities and reducing CO2 emissions), where the group believes it can make a difference and be a sustainable force for change”.
“The reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emissions means investing in renewable energy, but also with indicators defined in this area for distribution, refrigeration and packaging equipment,” says Nuno Pinto de Magalhães, SCC’s communication and institutional relations director.
According to the statement, “the installation of these photovoltaic panels, supplied by EDP Comercial, is an example of the investments that the Central de Cervejas group has been making in the last five years, resulting in over 140 million euros, in modernization and growth projects, encompassing expansion, innovation, sustainability and alternative energies, not only in the Vialonga brewery, but also in the Luso Water Society and Novadis distribution”.