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Budweiser brewery installs second turbine

UNITED STATES: Drinks manufacturer Anheuser-Busch has installed a second turbine at its North California brewery, taking its total installed capacity to 4.1MW.

Anheuser-Busch has installed a second turbine at its Fairfield brewery in California
Anheuser-Busch has installed a second turbine at its Fairfield brewery in California

The American brewing and manufacturing subsidiary of Belgium-based Anheuser-Busch InBev installed a GE 1.6MW turbine at the Fairfield Brewery and hopes it will begin operating by October, taking the entire factory's alternative energy capacity up to 4.1MW.

Anheuser-Busch predicts the addition of the turbine will mean 30% of the factory's electricity is produced by non-traditional sources.

The first turbine was manufactured by GE and installed in 2011. The plant also uses solar and bio-energy recovery systems to meet its electricity needs.

Anheuser-Busch, which brews Budweiser beer at the facility, posted a video of the turbine under construction.

The move is part of a trend a among US corporates to source more of their power from renewable sources, a dynamic that has spurred a move to create a new renewable tariff in the US.

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