​Environment and Energy in German Breweries

Gerritt Blümelhuber, Doemens Brewing and Malting Academy 

The environment and energy situation in German breweries is reviewed. First, the legal situation is described, in order to get an idea of developments in the technical area. Among other points, legal basics, the Federal Emission Control Law (Bundesimissionsschutzgesetz (BimschG)) and Federal Emission Control Regulation (Bundesimmisionsschutzverordnungen (BimschV)), and technical instruction air (TA Luft) and technical instruction noise (TA noise) are discussed.

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Gerritt Blümelhuber studied brewing science and beverage technology at the Technical University of Munich in Freising-Weihenstephan from 1991 until 1996. Since then he has worked in different breweries and malteries in Europe. From 1996 to 2004 he was the chair for energy and environmental in the food stuff industry at Technical University of Munich, Freising-Weihenstephan. He received his Ph.D. degree in 2002. Since then he has worked as a freelancer at Doemens in the field of energy, energy consumption and savings, and environment. Since 2004 he has owned Immobrau Engineering Consulting.

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