The brewing industry is an intensive industry when it comes to energy and resources, but one global drinks giant is making some major moves to clean up its operations. Diageo, the British owner of iconic brands including Guinness and Johnny Walker, is going green at brewing sites across Africa with an ambitious $218 million investment drive.

The beverages multinational business will overhaul the electricity mix at its African brewing sites across the continent and install solar power, biomass boilers, and new water recovery equipment. The plan will see Diageo switch to renewable energy at three breweries in Kenya and Uganda, adopting biomass boilers which will use sustainable fuel alternatives “such as wood chip, bamboo, and rice husks” to create steam power. It will also install new water recovery and solar power systems—to account for 20% of electricity demand—at several sites across brewery sites on the…
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