Belgian brewery to scale back truck use with underground beer pipeline
With a view to minimize down on the variety of vans it places on the streets, Brouwerij De Halve Maan is working with the town of Bruges to assemble an underground beer pipeline. Whereas the brewing nonetheless occurs at its unique website, filtration, bottling and delivery operations have been moved outdoors of city in 2010. To get the tasty drinks from level A to level B, dozens of vans trip every day, however not for for much longer. People acquainted with the Cleveland, Ohio-based mostly Nice Lakes Brewing Firm might recall that it makes use of an underground system to ship its suds from a manufacturing facility to a taproom/pub throughout the road. The trouble in Belgium shall be far more elaborate although, changing the three-mile tanker route with 1.eight miles of polyethylene pipe, and slicing transit time to between 15 and 20 minutes. De Halve Maan claims the system can ship out 6,000 liters per hour — on prime of slicing visitors and decreasing emissions. What’s extra, the brewery (er, brouwerij) will foot the invoice for set up and street repairs, decreasing the monetary burden on the town.
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