The Earthly Labs CiCi® technology will allow Maine Beer Company to capture waste carbon produced during fermentation, purify it and reuse it to carbonate the beer, purge tanks, and package beer.
“One of Maine Beer Company’s core values is to ‘Take care of the Earth and encourage others to do the same,’” said Steve Mills, CEO of Maine Beer Company. The investment in carbon capture will allow the company to bring down its greenhouse gas emissions created by carbon deliveries and reduce its carbon footprint, he also said.
CO2 capture has long been part of the operations of large-scale brewers, but Earthly Labs provides small-scale technology to make it affordable for businesses of all sizes. The CiCi® plug-and-play unit will enable Maine Beer Company to capture over 1,500 trees worth of waste carbon from the brewing process annually.
“Chart is a leader in carbon capture solutions with a portfolio to address small to large-scale emission sources,” said Chart President & CEO Jill Evanko. “Carbon capture is an important investment area for many business leaders on their decarbonization journey, and Chart wants to be the trusted partner delivering innovative solutions that tap our portfolio.”
Chart Industries is a global manufacturer of highly engineered equipment for the Energy and Industrial Gas sectors. The company, which has over 25 manufacturing locations across the globe, provides technology, equipment, and services in the fields of liquified natural gas, hydrogen, biogas, and carbon capture.