Energy Center for Burton Brewery

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BOSSES at a brewing giant have revealed they believe a newly opened energy centre will help 'bolster' its energy efficiency credentials.

The development is one of several projects that form part of the firm's five-year £75 million investment in brewing infrastructure and technology in the town

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Jim Shaw, supply chain director at Molson Coors,.

He said: "The new energy centre is a huge milestone for us, and the investment reflects our continued commitment to the brewing industry here in the UK.

"Modernising our infrastructure and technology enables us to become more efficient and flexible in our delivery.

"We are also able to reduce energy use and emissions and support our ambition to continually improve Our Beer Print as part of our corporate responsibility agenda.

"The facility will also produce cost savings which will be utilised and re-invested into our brands, service and breweries to ensure we continued to delight the UK's beer drinkers."

The firm thinks the new energy centre will support the business' global ambition to cut energy consumption by 25 per cent and 15 per cent of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.

In its first full year, the new facility is projected to significantly reduce energy consumption at the brewery and improve the site's carbon emissions by 6.5 per cent.

The launch of the energy centre is just one of many milestones reached by Molson Coors as a result of its five-year redevelopment plan.

The introduction of a new shrink wrap facility in 2012 successfully reduced Molson Coors' secondary packaging weight by 63 per cent and reduced carbon emissions by four per cent.

Earlier this year, Molson Coors invested £21 million for a new bottling line.

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