Anderson Craft Ales, a London, Ont.-based microbrewery, is looking to become the first in Ontario to use carbon capture technology to recycle carbon dioxide during the brewing process.
During fermentation, yeast converts sugars into alcohol as well as CO2. The chemical compound is also used in the brewing process to carbonate the beer and preserve freshness.
The brewery, which opened in 2016, will use the technology to capture the CO2 and reuse it, thus reducing CO2 emissions to near zero. The new equipment is expected to capture and reuse over 100,000 lbs of CO2 — the equivalent of 1,000 trees – every year.