Young Henrys combines algae and CO2 capture technology
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Inner West brewing juggernauts, Young Henrys, today continue their mission to “drink beer, save the world” with further advancements to The Algae Project.
This week, Young Henrys adds Chart Industries’ (NYSE: GTLS) Earthly Lab’s CiCi®carbon dioxide (CO2) capture technology to their existing efforts to capture CO2 with algae bioreactors in the brewery, reducing their total CO2 footprint even further and harnessing CO2, a key resource used in breweries. This first-of-a-kind combination not only cuts down on CO2 in the atmosphere but also turns it into two important things: gas for the brewery and food for algae. Collaborating with the University of Australia (UTS) lab, Young Henrys has found a way to use their CO2-rich algae as a feed supplement by combining it with spent grain. This special feed can be given to livestock, helping to reduce methane emissions. Continuing to brew for the greater good, Young Henrys innovative CO2 capture portfolio approach can be scaled throughout Australia and taken globally.
“Chart’s Earthly Labs CO2 capture technology adds to Young Henrys’ portfolio and vision of a carbon-positive brewery making ‘good beer’,” said Richard Adamson. “From inception, we wanted to be an innovative showcase for sustainability in all we did. Our carbon capture efforts are first of a kind for the world, reducing our emissions and our costs.”
Young Henrys brewery captures thousands of pounds of CO2 each month, largely using it to offset all of the CO2 consumption used to purge the tanks. The 400-litre algae bioreactor installed in the brewery produces as much oxygen as one hectare of Australian forest. The UTS lab is working with Young Henrys to explore ways to scale up microalgae production, all while ensuring the well-being of precious livestock.
“Young Henrys is at the forefront of innovation in carbon capture for the brewing industry,” said Earthly Labs President Amy George. “Earthly Labs is thrilled to work with them to convert CO2 to bioproducts that further reduce greenhouse gases and serve as a beacon for the world.”
Carbon capture innovation has long been reserved for large-scale projects, but Young Henrys and Earthly Labs has provided small-scale technology to make it affordable and achievable for all-size businesses. The CiCi (Oak) system is the size of a refrigerator, and offers easy installation and remote monitoring and service.
“We are excited by the $1 billion plus market opportunity in Australia for carbon capture and look forward to supporting our customers with additional solutions from our Chart Nexus of Clean™ menu,” said Jill Evanko, Chart’s president and CEO.
With a massive commitment to serving the community, Young Henrys once again prove that they are paving the way to creating better brewing practices thanks to the progression of The Algae Project. Further cementing themselves as leaders in the field, Young Henrys hopes to continue the tireless work alongside their dedicated partners, and hope to share their pioneering Algae Project with other breweries in the future.
About Young Henrys
Located in Sydney, Australia, Young Henrys Brewery is an independent, trailblazing force in the craft brewing industry. Founded in 2012, Young Henrys Brewing has remained committed to producing exceptional, handcrafted beers that capture the essence of its Australian heritage. In 2014, Young Henrys expanded their offerings and ventured into spirits by blending techniques and flavours from distillation and brewing. In addition to award winning creations, what sets Young Henrys apart is its unwavering dedication to sustainability. Their Newtown brewery and distilling location is certified as a high-efficiency brewing system and powered by 100% renewable energy. Esteemed as the “Algae Project” and partnered with UTS Science, Young Henrys uses algae to lower emissions and create a more sustainable future for both brewing and livestock industries. With sustainability as a driving force, they are at the forefront of eco-conscious practices. The brewery actively fosters a vibrant space where people can connect and enjoy great beer.
About Chart Industries
Chart Industries, Inc. is an independent global leader in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of process technologies and equipment for gas and liquid molecule handing for the Nexus of Clean™ – clean power, clean water, clean food, and clean industrials, regardless of molecule. The company’s unique product and solution portfolio across stationary and rotating equipment is used in every phase of the liquid gas supply chain, including engineering, service and repair and from installation to preventive maintenance and digital monitoring. Chart is a leading provider of technology, equipment and services related to liquefied natural gas, hydrogen, biogas and CO2 capture amongst other applications. Chart is committed to excellence in environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues both for its company as well as its customers. With 64 global manufacturing locations and over 50 service centres from the United States to Asia, Australia, India, Europe and South America, the company maintains accountability and transparency to its team members, suppliers, customers and communities.
About Earthly Labs
Earthly Labs, a Chart Industries company, goal is to help companies capture and reduce carbon dioxide emissions, advance their sustainability goals, reduce costs, and create value. The company’s carbon capture technology allows for energy-efficient capture, purification and reuse of carbon dioxide from small-scale sources. Earthly Labs’ solution includes capture hardware “CiCi®” technology, process control and monitoring software, and maintenance services. Earthly Labs helps leaders in a variety of industries from brewing to biogas achieve their business and sustainability goals at the “Nexus of Clean”.