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Input to TWG on BAT Candidates for Breweries

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The report presents new BAT (Best Available Techniques) candidates for larger breweries, malting companies and soft drink producers identified within the Nordic brewery sector. The report is prepared as a joint Nordic contribution to the Technical Working Group and is proposed to be used when a review of the BREF for Food, Drink and Milk Industries from 2006 is launched. Larger and IPPC relevant breweries have a production capacity exceeding 300 tons per day or 1,100,000 hl per year. The number of larger breweries and malting companies in the Nordic countries is 10 companies. 8 potential new BAT candidates and 2 emerging techniques are included in the report and all candidates have their origin in the Nordic countries. The BAT described in the report are related to a number of resource saving and optimisation solutions, e.g. like substitution of raw materials and processes, energy and water savings plus production of renewable energy based on brewery waste and side-products.

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BAT Candidate no. 1 – 100% barley beer brewing

Traditional beer brewing is based on malt, additional cereals, hops, yeast and water. A new beer brewing technology is now demonstrated and documented. The new technology substitutes malt by barley and industrial enzymes. This process is referred to as 100% barley beer brewing.

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