Brazilian brewer Ambev will use wind power at all its sites

June 20 (Renewables Now) — Brewery company Ambev SA (BVMF:ABEV3) announced last week that within two years all of its 33 power plants will be powered by wind farms in northeast Brazil following the recent signing of new electricity supply contracts.

The counterparties to the new agreements are the energy companies Engie Brasil Energia SA (BMVF:EGIE3), Neoenergia SA (BMVF:NEOE3) and 2W Energia.

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Ambev said Engie’s deal is tied to the 212.6 MW Conjunto Eolico Trairi wind farm, while 2W Energia’s deal is for the 260.4 MW Kairos wind farm. Both factories are located in the State of Ceara. Neoenergia’s contract is linked to the 566.5 MW Oitis wind complex, spread over the states of Bahia and Piaui.

The brewer aims for renewable sources to meet 100% of its electricity demand by 2025 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.

Rodrigo Figueiredo, VP Procurement & Sustainability at Ambev, said the company is also building solar power plants in its distribution centers.

In total, Ambev’s industrial structure includes 28 breweries and soft drink production facilities, two malting plants, as well as aluminum can, glass and cork sites.