Heineken wants to be fully circular in the Netherlands by 2030, with breweries that are completely climate neutral. It started brewing Heineken for the Dutch market with 100% green energy last month: covering all product and packaging variants under the brand, including Heineken 0.0.
This will mean around three million hectolitres of beer are brewed with green energy each year.
The green energy consists of solar energy, wind energy and biogas from waste purification. Biogas is produced from the waste water of the breweries in Zoeterwoude and Den Bosch and supplemented with biogas from the waste purification of the Aa Water Authority and Maas.
“We really consider green energy to be an indispensable new ingredient in our Heineken beer,” said Hans Böhm, managing director, Heineken