At Anheuser-Busch, we are committed to brewing the highest quality beers, improving our environmental performance, and making a positive impact on our communities. We focus our efforts both inside and outside our breweries on the key issues of water, energy, and recycling. We have made great progress and will continually strive to do more.
Water use reduction since 2007.
1 in 6
Beers brewed with renewable fuels.
Recycling rate in our breweries.
of the electricity at our Baldwinsville brewery and Newburgh can plant comes from the New York Power Authority and is generated by the state's large-scale renewable hydro projects.
Anheuser-Busch's Fairfield, California brewery erected a 340-foot tall wind turbine. When conditions are right, the turbine can produce up to 20% of the brewery's electricity needs.
60% of the Houston, Texas brewery's fuel needs come from gas generated at a nearby landfill.
Anheuser-Busch has a
recycling rate of 99.6%
in our breweries.
In 1899, under the direction of Adolphus Busch, Anheuser-Busch began recycling spent grain by providing it to local farmers for cattle feed.
Every year, Anheuser-Busch employees volunteer their time to protect the environment and improve their communities by cleaning up watersheds, planting trees, collecting recycling and more.
Anheuser-Busch is committed to being one of the most water-efficient brewers. In the U.S., we have reduced our water use by 40% in the last 5 years alone and globally our ratio of water used to beer produced is leading edge at less than 3.5:1.
At our Fort Collins, Colorado and Jacksonville, Florida breweries instead of sending the nutrient-rich water left over from the brewing process through an anaerobic digester, we use it to water and nourish a variety of crops.
The anaerobic digesters (or bio-energy recovery systems) turn nutrient-rich wastewater into methane gas that offsets about 9% of the breweries' fuel needs at 10 of our U.S. breweries. Anheuser-Busch is one of the largest users of anaerobic digesters in the world.
Biogas derived from anaerobic digesters provides about 9% of the overall fuel needs at 10 of the company's U.S. breweries.
Anheuser-Busch utilizes combined heat and power turbines in the Jacksonville, Florida and St. Louis, Missouri breweries. Anheuser-Busch turbine generators account for 11% of total electricity consumed.
Anheuser-Busch is one of the largest users of solar energy in the U.S. brewing industry with solar arrays at our Fairfield, California and Newark, New Jersey breweries.