PUB chiefs hit by Covid lockdowns have recycled seven million pints of Heineken in a year.
Rather than pour away 83,000 kegs of lager they used its biomass for heat and electricity at a brewery.
Kegs which could not be sent to pubs were emptied and the beer stored in huge vessels.
The booze was drip-fed into the wastewater treatment plant at the site in Manchester.
The alcohol broke down into biogas used to supplement the energy needed to brew more beer and pasteurise the cans.
Heineken UK’s Matt Callan said: “After all the care, attention and passion that went into brewing the beer it would have been a great shame to pour it down the drain — no brewer wants to see their beer not be enjoyed.
“We are always looking to find innovative ways to brew a better world, and this solution is a win-win for drinkers and reducing our impact on the planet.”
The firm, famed for its tagline “Refreshes the parts that other beers cannot reach”, created enough power to heat nearly 28,000 average UK homes for a day, make 45,488,120 cups of tea or power 6,317,794 hours of TV binge-watching.
When operating at full capacity, it can process 70,000 litres a day.
Around 87million pints — worth £331million — will have been thrown away as a result of pub closures during the pandemic’s various lockdowns.
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