A new research project helps agro-food sector small and medium size enterprises, such as bakeries and breweries, improve their environmental sustainability..
All together 15 breweries and five bakeries participated in the German part of the project, lead by sustainable development consultancy Intechnica Consult, based in Nuremberg. The project targeted breweries in particular since many medium sized ones have "big economic problems
", Volker Tröbs, consultant at Intechnica tells youris.com. Initially, consultants found that the companies were mainly concerned about their energy use and less interested in other environmental issues
such as the company's carbon footprint
. "That's a matter of costs", Tröbs says, "the energy use
of a brewery is very high".Read more at phys.org