Delirium Tremens brewery invests 50m euros in sustainable capacity increase

Brewery Huyghe, known for its beer Delirium Tremens, is investing 50 million euros in its brewery in Melle. Among other things, there will be a new bottling plant and a new can line. 

The investment will mainly be used to make the company more sustainable and to increase efficiency. It is a continuation of previous sustainable investments, including in solar panels and a cogeneration plant using biogas. Huyghe Brewery aims to generate about 90 per cent of its energy itself.

The brewery, based in East Flanders, has already revealed plans for a new bottle bottling plant, with a capacity of 40,000 bottles per hour, and a new can line, so the beer no longer has to be transported to France for canning. In addition, the company will increase its storage capacity with 11,000 m2 of warehouses and an 18m-high automatic high-stack warehouse. This investment also eliminates the need for a lot of transport, which saves on CO2 emissions from trucks.

Power consumption should also be reduced by buying sustainable cooling units and air compressors with energy recovery. There will also be 12 charging stations to green the vehicle fleet. Huyghe Brewery's aim is to become the greenest brewery in Belgium.


#FlandersNewsService | A Delirium beer © BELGA PHOTO LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ

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