Stadshaven Brouwerij / Bierfabriek is looking for startups that can contribute to making the beer brewing industry more circular through solutions and technologies that reuse, reduce, and recycle the waste streams produced from the industry. From the brewing process, Stadshaven Brouwerij creates 8 mln litres of wastewater, 400 tons spent grain, as well as waste heat from the boiler, which could be upcycled to create value. To aim for a more circular loop in the brewing industry, we need to think of new and innovative solutions for these waste streams.
In early 2021 Bierfabriek will open “Stadshaven Brouwerij” in M4H-Rotterdam. The brewery will have a starting capacity of 2 mln litres per year and will be delivered ‘turn-key’ by a leading German brewery supplier. At the start of the brewery, Stadshaven Brouwerij will already have reached a reasonable degree of circularity by selecting suppliers based on circularity, implementing best in class brewery practices to save water and energy, installing 3400 solar panels on the roof of the brewery, and provide the spent grain as feedstock to their neighbours the Floating Farm.