Anheuser-Busch’s $18 million investment in Columbus plant to include $4 million heat-recovery system

St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch has planned $1.5 billion in improvements at its U.S. operations through 2018 “to expand brewery and packaging operations, increase product innovation and improve sustainability and efficiency,” Columbus Business First reports. Of the $18 million slated for the Columbus brewery, the “key piece” will be a “$4 million heat-recovery project that would take heat generated inside the brewery and redirect that into brewing operations.” A company spokesperson said once that project is complete, the plant “expects to see a 14 percent reduction in fuel use.” Anheuser-Busch plans to spend $850 million nationwide, including $720 million on sustainability projects. For more, read the full article

Energy Efficiency, Manufacturing, Logistics & Transp., Sustainability