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Emission Estimation Calculators - Booklet 1

Beer Brewing

The substances of concern in the production of beer are Criteria Air Contaminants (CAC) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).

Download spreadsheet calculator: Breweries Emissions Calculator [xlsx 72 kb (4 Feb 2009)]

Suggested estimation methodology: Emission Factor

The general equation for emissions estimation is:

E = A x EF

where:

  • E = emissions
  • A = activity rate
  • EF = emission factor

Input Data

The activity rate parameter (A) varies depending on the substance and emission factor (ex. Amount of beer packaged (thousand cubic meters (m3)), amount of grain processed (tonnes), grain dried (tonnes), or bottles washed (thousand cases). Refer to the Processes and EF Units in the tables below, and consult AP-42 Chapter 9.12.1 - Food and Agricultural Industries: Beverages: Malt Beverages for further detail if needed.

Part 1 Substance Releases

Hydrogen Sulphide (7783-06-4)Footnote1
ProcessEmission Factor (EF)Footnote2EF Units
Fermenter Venting: Closed Fermenter (Source Classification Code (SCC) 30200935)0.0579804kilograms (kg) per thousand m3 Beer Packaged

Part 4 Substance Releases

Carbon Monoxide (CO) (630-08-0)Footnote1
ProcessEmission Factor (EF)Footnote2EF Units
Brewers Grain Dryer: Steam-heated (SCC 30200932)0.11kg per tonne Dried Grain Produced
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)Footnote*
ProcessEmission Factor (EF)Footnote2EF Units
Brew Kettle (SCC 30200907)2.474kg per thousand m3 Beer Packaged
Aging Tank: Filling (SCC 30200908)2.203kg per thousand m3 Beer Packaged
Mash Tun (SCC 30200921)0.209kg per thousand m3 Beer Packaged
Cereal Cooker (SCC 30200922)0.029kg per thousand m3 Beer Packaged
Lauter Tun or Strainmaster (30200923)0.021kg per thousand m3 Beer Packaged
Hot Wort Settling Tank (30200924)0.290kg per thousand m3 Beer Packaged
Open Wort Cooler (SCC 30200925)0.085kg per thousand m3 Beer Packaged
Trub Vessel: Filling (SCC 30200926)0.966kg per thousand m3 Beer Packaged
Brewers Grain Dryer: Natural gas-fired or steam-heated (SCC 30200930,32)3.650kg per tonne Dried Grain Produced
Fermenter Venting: Closed Fermenter (SCC 30200935)7.730kg per thousand m3 Beer Packaged
Activated Carbon Regeneration (SCC 30200939)0.135kg per thousand m3 Beer Packaged
Can Filling Line (SCC 30200951)54.115kg per thousand m3 Beer Canned
Sterilized Can Filling Line (SCC 30200952)135.288kg per thousand m3 Beer Canned
Bottle Filling Line (SCC 30200953)65.711kg per thousand m3 Beer Bottled
Sterilized Bottle Filling Line (SCC 30200954)154.614kg per thousand m3 Beer Bottled
Keg Filling Line (SCC 30200955)2.667kg per thousand m3 Beer Kegged
Bottle Soaker and Cleaner (SCC 30200960)0.091kg per thousand cases Bottles Washed
Can Crusher with Pneumatic Conveyor (SCC 30200962)10.530kg per m3 Beer Recovered
Total Particulate Matter (TPM)Footnote*
ProcessEmission Factor (EF)Footnote2EF Units
Grain Handling (SCC 30200901)1.5kg per tonne Grain Processed
Malt Kiln (SCC 30200905)0.023kg per tonne Grain Dried
Brew Kettle (SCC 30200907)1.585kg per thousand m3 Beer Packaged
Brewers Grain Dryer - Natural gas-fired or steam-heated (SCC 30200930,32)13kg per tonne Dried Grain Produced
Particulate Matter less than or equal to 10 micrometers (µm) (PM10)Footnote *
ProcessEmission Factor (EF)Footnote2EF Units
Malt Kiln (SCC 30200905)0.014kg per tonne Grain Dried
Brewers Grain Dryer - Natural gas-fired or steam-heated (SCC 30200930,32)0.165kg per tonne Dried Grain Produced
Particulate Matter less than or equal to 2.5 µm (PM2.5)Footnote*
ProcessEmission Factor (EF)Footnote2EF Units
Brewers Grain Dryer - Natural gas-fired or steam-heated (SCC 30200930,32)0.046kg per tonne Dried Grain Produced

Note on Emissions Factors

The default emission factors are used in the table above, however if you have a site specific emission factor you would prefer to use you may enter it in the emission factor column. If you choose to insert your own emission factor ensure that the units have been converted accordingly. 

Except where indicated, the emission factors used in this spreadsheet are based on uncontrolled emissions. If you are using an emission control device you will have to adjust the emissions calculated by this spreadsheet according to the following formula:

Controlled Emissions = Uncontrolled emission x ((100 - control efficiency)/100)

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