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Australia

Member since February 09, 2013


  • Brewery’s new boiler will burn beer waste

    Community, Communication Design

    http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2013/feb/05/brewerys-new-boiler-will-burn-beer-waste/

    JUNEAU, Alaska – The Alaskan Brewing Co. is going green, but instead of looking to solar and wind energy, it has turned to a very familiar source: beer. The Juneau-based beer maker has installed a unique boiler system in order to cut its fuel costs. It purchased a $1.8 million furnace that burns the company’s spent grain – the waste accumulated from the brewing process – into steam that powers the majority of the brewery’s operations. Company officials now joke they are now serving “beer-powered beer.” What to do with spent grain was seemingly solved decades ago by breweries operating in the Lower 48. Most send the used grain, a good source of protein, to nearby farms and ranches to be used as animal feed. But there were only 37 farms in southeast Alaska and 680 in the entire state as of 2011, and the problem of what to do with the excess spent grain – made up of the residual malt and barley – became more problematic after the brewery expanded in 1995. The Alaskan Brewing Co. had to resort to shipping its spent grain to buyers in the Lower 48. Shipping costs for Juneau businesses are especially high because there are no roads leading in or out of the city; everything has to be flown or shipped in. However, the grain is a relatively wet byproduct of the brewing process, so it needs to be dried before it is shipped – another heat-intensive and expensive process. “We had to be a little more i...

  • http://studfyler.skyrock.com/3142000742-Spanish-Italian-Bonds-Slide-Amid-Signs-of-Political-Risk-Businessweek.html

    Spanish government securities led declines among the euro-region's so-called peripheral countries as renewed signs of political instability in the currency bloc damped demand for the nation's assets. Spain's 10-year yields climbed to the highest level in seven weeks as Premier Mariano Rajoy was accused of accepting illegal cash payments and strategists from Commerzbank AG recommended investors cut holdings of the country's debt. Italian and Portuguese securities dropped as analysts at Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank AG said this year's rally in periphery bonds may falter. German bunds advanced. “The market is realizing that there are still substantial risks out there, especially on the political front,” said Michael Leister, a fixed-income strategist at Commerzbank in London. “The dynamics in Spain are devastating because they have the potential to cause a lot of damage. If in the worst case we would get a new election in Spain, this would be a real shocker for the market.” Spain's 10-year yield jumped 23 basis points, or 0.23 percentage point, to 5.44 percent at 4:30 p.m. London time, the highest level since Dec. 17. The 5.4 percent bond maturing in January 2023 fell 1.78, or 17.80 euros per 1,000-euro ($1,354) face amount, to 99.685. Yields on similar-maturity Italian debt increased 15 basis points to 4.48 percent after reaching 4.89 percent, the most since D...