Karl Strauss Brewing Company and GreenHouse Partner to Create Ethanol from Beer Waste With the E-Fuel MicroFueler
San Diego, California-based GreenHouse International is partnering with Karl Strauss Brewing Company to convert spent beer yeast into ethanol, using the E-Fuel MicroFueler, a portable ethanol micro-refinery fuel system targeted at consumers and businesses. (Earlier post.)
GreenHouse Energy, a division of GreenHouse, is the exclusive distributor of the E-Fuel MicroFueler in Southern California and Arizona.
Within the agreement, Karl Strauss Brewing Company will provide 28 tons of spent beer yeast per week. GreenHouse will collect the left-over waste and distribute it throughout California to home and business-owners where, using the E-Fuel MicroFueler, they can distill their own ethanol.
The appliance-sized MicroFueler units are pump-stations and ethanol distillers requiring only three kilowatts of electricity to produce one gallon of E-Fuel100 which in turn can generate up to 23 kW of energy.
Greenhouse is also partnering with Gordon Biersch and Sierra Nevada breweries, and Sunny Delight Beverage Company, the last for sugar waste.
(A hat-tip to Jeff at San Diego News Network!)