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For Immediate Release
April 20, 2021

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NHDES, EPA and ENERGY STAR® Host a Free Webinar Series on Sustainable Solutions for Craft Beverage Producers

Concord, NH - The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services’ Pollution Prevention Program is working with the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Region 1 Pollution Prevention Program and EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Program to offer a free three-part webinar series on Sustainable Solutions for Craft Beverage Producers. The first webinar scheduled on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM EDT will feature Energy Treasure Hunts for Microbreweries.

Danny Macri and Emily Bolger from ENERGY STAR will give an Overview of the Energy Treasure Hunt Process and provide insights into using the ENERGY STAR Treasure Map for Microbreweries which is an opportunity for brewers to uncover opportunities to save. Scott Lawson, Director of Brewing Operations at Lawson’s Finest, will then demonstrate How to Conduct an Energy Treasure Hunt in a Brewery and show how to maximize efforts in reducing energy costs. Energy costs can be 5-10% of cost of goods sold in breweries. As the brewing industry continues to grow, start questioning why things are the way they are and how to reduce the bottom line. Click on the registration link to sign up.

The second webinar Innovative Solutions: CO2 Capture Technology is scheduled for May 25, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm EDT. Alan Brinton will give an overview of the Behind-the-Scenes of CO2 Capture Technology at Grey Sail Brewing and provide insights into market drivers, the installation process, team management, and business benefits. Amy George from Earthly Labs, who provided the CO2 Capture Technology to Grey Sail, will then provide an overview of the CO2 Capture System. Amy will describe the hardware and software used to capture and monitor CO2 from small scale emissions sources like craft breweries. Click on the registration link to sign up.

The last webinar is scheduled for June 22, 2021 from 2 to 3 PM and will discuss "How to Cultivate a Culture of Sustainability at Your Facility." Webinar registration information can be found in the Blog Section of our Sustainable Craft Beverage Program webpage.

For more information about Pollution Prevention or the Sustainable Craft Beverage Program, please visit Sustainable Craft Beverage Program webpage or email [email protected].