US brewer Anheuser-Busch is planning to convert more than 180 of its trucks to "renewable natural gas" (RNG), a move that is expected to reduce emissions by 70% compared to using conventional diesel.
By Matt Mace
Anheuser-Busch, a wholly owned subsidiary of global brewer AB InBev, will convert 30% of its dedicated fleet to RNG. The vehicles, comprising of two fleets, will travel more than 8.5 million miles each year.
Anheuser-Busch has placed an order from Agility Fuel Solutions to equip new class-8 trucks with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fuel systems that can run on RNG. In 2014 and 2015, the company converted 160 diesel trucks in Houston and St. Louis to CNG engines.
July 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ As part of its commitment to the socio-economic development of Ecuador, Cervecería Nacional announced the launch of the Siembra por Contrato (Sow by Contract) program, a platform that aims to revive the economy and generate around 20,000 direct jobs and 60,000 indirect jobs in its area of influence.
Beer is made with natural ingredients – grain, hops, water and yeast. As a global brewer, AB InBev depends on more than 20,000 direct farmers, across 13 countries and five continents, to grow high-quality crops to brew our beers.
Nation’s leading brewer to support research to improve sustainability and farming practices
July 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ — The Anheuser-Busch Foundation has announced it is committing $530,000 to support model farms at four land grant universities around the country, with a primary focus on enhancing environmental sustainability. University of Idaho, North Dakota State University, Montana State University and University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will all receive funding for research that focuses on expanding innovative, sustainable agricultural practices.
Convoy helps drive asset utilization in A-B’s private fleet. By John Paul Hampstead, Director, Passport Research
“Transportation is key to our long-term 2025 sustainability goal of reducing carbon emissions throughout our entire value chain by 25%,” Slaughter explained. “Transportation is 9% of that. In addition to our consideration of alternative fuels — we’re working with Nikola and Tesla to make our entire dedicated fleet zero emission — we are also looking first at optimization, reducing emissions through picking the right mode of transport in the first place, and ensuring that all backhauls are full.”
BanQu is the world’s first non-cryptocurrency blockchain app to help the world’s poorest people establish a verifiable economic identity. By Sarah Murray
AB InBev’s technology partner is BanQu, a blockchain software company seeking solutions to extreme poverty. It is doing this in two ways: empowering the world’s poorest people by giving them a verifiable economic identity; and selling a software service to global brands looking to cut supply chain costs, reduce post-harvest loss, and improve their social and environmental performance at a time when more consumers want to buy green and ethical products.
“We’re the largest beer company in the world and the largest user of malting barley, so when you think about where investment into breeding research or the supporting tech comes from, if we’re not going to do it, who will?”
Katie Hoard, global director of Agricultural Innovation & Sustainability at Anheuser-Busch InBev is speaking to AgFunder about the company’s recent partnership with Sentera, a drone imagery analytics company.