XXXX Brewery, and its owner Lion, has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), which will see the Milton Brewery powered by 100 per cent renewable energy from the Woolooga Solar Farm.
Last year Lion called on Australians to ‘Give a XXXX about the environment’ and Lion Sustainability Director, Justin Merrell, said this move to 100 per cent renewable energy at the brewery was another strong example of Lion’s environmental credentials.
“The 144-year-old XXXX brewery at Milton is one of Brisbane’s most historic landmarks, but this latest evolution to 100 percent renewable electricity proves this icon of Australian brewing, is still capable of moving with the times,” Merrell said.
“All of our beer produced here – up to 250 million litres annually – is now made using 100 per cent renewable electricity. This agreement will stop around 138,000 tonnes of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere. That’s the equivalent of taking 45,000 cars off the road.
“XXXX is encouraging all Australians to ‘Give a XXXX’ about the planet for the benefit of our environment, and for beer. Today’s announcement is another great example of how we’re investing in climate solutions to reduce our footprint.”
Deputy Premier Steven Miles welcomed the agreement, saying: “An increasing number of companies want to decarbonise their operations and offer consumers low-emission products, made in Queensland.
“The pipeline of renewable projects in the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan means we will continue to see more and more companies make the transition and lower emissions.
“With the PPA in place, Lion has reached their target of 100 per cent purchased renewable electricity by 2025 in Australia, two years ahead of schedule. And they’re Australia’s first large scale carbon neutral brewer.”
“Milton mangos will now be solar powered by Queensland sunshine.”