Tennent's has committed to sustainability with a new carbon capture facility at their brewery in the East End of Glasgow. 

Its installation saw a 1000 tonne crane at Wellpark on Saturday and will require two additional cranes which had to work in tandem to lift two 25 tonne CO2 recovery tanks over the famous branded silos.

The tanks will be able to capture an impressive 4200 tonnes of CO2 each year, the equivalent of the emissions from 27,000 flights to London from Glasgow. 

The £2.6million project will be fully operational by September and it will be the biggest carbon capture facility in Scotland

Tennent's will be able to capture and store the carbon dioxide released as a byproduct from the brewing fermentation process, the same CO2 will then be used to carbonate the beloved beer. 

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It will also save Tennent's from sourcing the CO2 from England, eliminating emissions from 100,000km of journeys each year. 

The brewery will be able to become almost completely self-sufficient with almost more than 95% of the captured CO2 being reused. 

Tennent's has committed to be net carbon zero by 2025, but this project is only one part of a multi-million pound series of initiatives to tackle climate change.

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Martin Doogan, group engineering manager at Tennent's parent company C&C Group plc, believes the step will also improve the local area in the East End of Glasgow.

 He said: “The installation of the new facility today marks another milestone in our commitment to challenging climate change and it’s been fantastic seeing the tanks put into place and everything come together and we are eagerly anticipating having everything operational later in the year.

“To be able to support the brewery’s CO2 needs using carbon dioxide that is produced by the fermentation process, improves our local environment in the East End of Glasgow and is a significant step in our goal to be carbon neutral by 2025."

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Tennent's has also committed to eradicating single-use plastic by 2022, and has an ongoing commitment to local sourcing and waste management and a new anaerobic digestion plant which opened last year. 

Mr Doogan added: “As Scotland’s oldest business, we take our responsibility to look after our beautiful home very seriously which is why we’ve put sustainability at the heart of our entire operations, from our transport fleet, brewing and packaging to our international deliveries.

“We understand that our pledge to sustainability is a journey that will be further developed along the way; as illustrated by the installation of the new carbon capture facility following the launch of our sustainability plans last year. With clear targets in place for the future, we’re committed to tackling climate change now and in the years to come.”