Cornwall Ontario – The St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences has partnered with Canadian water purification company, ECONSE, on a new program to measure and analyze the wastewater that craft breweries in Ontario produce.
The Craft Beer Waterprints project will launch at the Ontario Craft Brewers Conference on October 13th in Toronto.
Like a footprint or fingerprint that represents the unique impact a business has on its local water system, Beer Waterprints will measure and analyze the wastewater that craft breweries produce to improve their water quality and make it easier to meet local wastewater targets.
“We’ve been focused on practical research initiatives that can be used by industry quickly and easily,” says Louis Savard, Program Leader of Applied Research and Technical Services with the River Institute. “Our goal from the year-long project is to give craft brewers results within a month that they can apply right away in a step-wise approach to wastewater management.”
Craft brewers will be able to register for the program at the Ontario Craft Brewers Conference.
“We are excited to partner with the River Institute to help small to mid-sized breweries understand their waterprint so that they can make informed decisions about their operations and have a positive impact on their community,” says Derek Davy, founder of Econse.
The program received financial support from the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program.
Credit: Bob Peters / Choose Cornwall.