- October 9, 2019
- Posted by: admin
- Category: VIDA Challenges
VIDA challenge case description
The Czech Republic brewery market analysis was presented by 3+Kraus company during the second VIDA Webinar. As a territory with a rich tradition of beer production, the production reaches up to 20,5 mil. Hl per year. There are 427 breweries only in the Czech Republic, most of them micro-breweries, which have experienced continuous growth in the last 8 years.
Some of the key aspects of beer production in terms of resource efficiency are:
- Water consumption (up to 5-6 litres of water per litre of beer);
- electricity consumption and
- the non-use of residual heat.
Innovation areas to address resource efficiency challenges
Closing loops; intensification of the brewing process; innovative water sources; water treatments for industrial processes; improvement of cleaning; I4.0 solutions optimizing the overall process including dosing, artificial intelligence, optimized monitoring and control of the process parameters and material flow and quality control.
Existing innovative solutions
Some of the identified innovative solutions to approach this challenge were presented via VIDA Webinars. See all the presentations here:
Demonstration Vouchers funded by VIDA
DV026 – Nanofiltration applied to rejected water recovery in brewery industry
Enlisted VIDA Challenges and cases present the examples and not an exhaustive list. Some additional resource efficiency challenges in the agri-food sector may be also considered eligible.