Nigeria Breweries Plc (NBL) has said it saved N2.5billion from energy efficiency, adding that the company has recorded annual energy efficiency increase through production volumes increase yearly since its application in 2009.
Managing Director/CEO, Nicholaas A. Vervelde, who revealed this said plans are on top gear to switch from diesel to gas.
He said: “We have extended the number of breweries that are natural gas from three to four. Others will switch in future. These will significantly reduce our carbon footprint and operating cost.”
Vervelde stated this in a document titled: “Sustainability report” made available to our reporter.
He said the firm’s subsidiary, Aba Brewery, achieved 49 per cent reduction in thermal energy consumption representing nearly 80 million standard cubic feet of gas not burned to release Co2 into the atmosphere thereby saving on estimated electricity consumption by nearly 600 averaged sized homes.
In addition, he said the amount of carbon would have required more than 110,000 trees grown for 10 years, noting it remains the best thermal energy consumption results in the entire Heineken world.