Promoting sustainable agriculture through crop innovation

Our scientists at the Carlsberg Research Laboratory in Copenhagen are turning their attention to sustainable agriculture to reduce climate risks in our supply chain. 

We have developed a new variety of barley that reduces the amount of energy and synthetic inputs needed for the malting and brewing processes by achieving the desired flavour with less kilning, evaporation and filtration.

Developed by the Carlsberg Research Laboratory through selective breeding (not genetic modification), the first batch of seed will be ready for sowing in 2022 ahead of a wider roll-out in Western Europe.

As well as using this new barley variety in our own beer, we will also make the variety available to other brewers to extend the environmental benefits beyond our own business.