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P-68. Holistic heat storage system for breweries—Interface for renewable energy resources

Presenter: Tobias Becher, Ziemann International GmbH, Ludwigsburg, Germany
Coauthor: Klaus Wasmuht, Ziemann International GmbH, Ludwigsburg, Germany

Breweries are highly dependent on the environment for resources and, consequently, have a high level of environmental awareness. Therefore, an energy supply system is introduced that works using heat storage. It implies the change from steam-driven to hot water-driven operation. Utilization of fossil fuels is reduced and can be replaced by renewable energy resources. Natural sources such as solar thermic energy require a form of storage. The heat storage system functions with thermal stratification, which is advantageous for processes that require energy. The functionality of the system is explained by means of scientific survey, scenario simulation, and lead user experience (case study). How brewery equipment and technology can be adapted are described. With a holistic approach, the successful principle of energy recovery is extended and intelligently linked to all energy sources and sinks arising in the industrial operation. A functional interface for utilization of any available renewable energy is described.

Tobias Becher graduated as a diploma engineer of brewing science and beverage technology in 2001 from the Technical University of Munich in Freising-Weihenstephan (Germany). He apprenticed as a brewer and maltster before, worked afterward as a process engineer for beer filtration systems, and later worked as a technical consultant for environmental issues in the brewing sector. Since 2005 he has been employed by Ziemann. Today he is head of research and development within the Process Technology Division at Ziemann International GmbH (Germany).

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