In the world's beer market, there are countries whose markets are inclined to shrink while there are surges in demand in developing countries including BRICS. Since a few years ago China has been the world biggest country in producing beer. Now there are some huge multinational corporations, accounting for an almost 60% share of the world market.
Under this situation, beer breweries need advanced technologies such as higher efficiency, energy saving and environmental technology in both enhancement of competitiveness and environmental measures.
At brewery plants, heating and cooling energy is used in large amounts; there are heating processes such as boiling process of wort as raw materials and cleaning and sterilization process of containers by steam while there are cooling processes such as cooling process after boiling and cooling process in fermentation. There are also a lot of waste from raw materials and high density wastewater.
Mayekawa offers the best system with higher productivity and enhanced quality for the brewery industry using two technologies; one is “the integrated energy saving system for entire plant” to make the best use of those distinctive processes in producing beer, which consume heating and cooling energy, the other is “biogas reuse technology (boiler and cogeneration)” to use methane gas effectively, which is produced in anaerobic wastewater treatment process.
In emerging countries centering Asia, we apply these technologies to Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects as per the Kyoto Protocol, achieving good results in successful GHG (Greenhouse gas) emission reduction.
Mayekawa offers systems and products below;
- Vapor recompression system (VRC)
- Heat pump for pasteurizer/warmer
- Cascade cooling system
- Energy-saving system by utilizing thermal stratification tanks
- Ice storage/conveyance system (dynamic ice, sub-cooled ice)
- CO2 recovery/liquefaction system
- Biogas reuse (boiler/cogeneration)
- AB InBev
- EMPRESAS POLAR
- SAB Miller