Malting RESULTS 6.4 Water Water is in quantity the most important raw material used in the production of beer and soft drinks. It is also used for cleaning process tanks, packaging materials (kegs, cans and bottles), production plants and pipelines. Water is used in our maltings for the conversion of barley to malt. Specific water consumption by our breweries in 2001 was 5.7 hi of water per hi of beer, a decrease of 7% compared with 2000. This reduction was partly due to the installation of water meters at our Zagora (Bulgaria) plant, which has enabled us to monitor water consumption more accurately. The introduction of water recycling at our Massafra (Italy) plant also resulted in decreased water consumption. The breweries that have not yet reached their targets will continue their water-saving efforts. Now that a large number of our breweries have reached the target of 7 hl/hl, an even lower target will be set for the years ahead. Specific water consumption at our maltings was reduced from 5.6 m3/tonne in 2000 to 5.0 m3/tonne in 2001. Our malting in Bulgaria, where water-savings have been achieved in the steeping process, accounted for a large proportion of this improvement. Specific water consumption for soft-drink production remained fairly constant at 3.6 hl/hl. Inputs Electricity Water Air Heat Barley. Malt Steeping/germination Cleaning Kilning Storage Cleaning Storage Waste streams Small stones/grains Waste water Flue gases Rootlets 29

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