The farmers used organic fertilisers, including wastewater sludge from brewing, and stopped burning rice fields and straw. They also tested new farming methods, including alternate wetting and drying, where rice paddies are allowed to dry and are re-irrigated when necessary instead of leaving continual standing water that causes methane emissions. This technique can reduce both water consumption and the carbon intensity of rice production. In just three harvest seasons, rice yields from the 30 hectares in the trial have increased by 33%, and synthetic fertiliser use is down by 70%. Farmers have also cut organic fertiliser use by 60%. We will assess the emissions reductions from the techniques used in the trial to understand their potential in our wider rice supply chain.
KOFF Christmas beer, produced at our carbon-neutral Sinebrychoff brewery, is the most popular Christmas beer in Finland. It contains a very special barley from regenerative practices.
The Carlsberg Research Lab has 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.
Scientists at the Carlsberg Research Laboratory have developed new types of barley that cut carbon by reducing the amount of energy and synthetic inputs needed for the malting and brewing processes – achieving the desired flavour with less kilning, evaporation and filtration.