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Thursday 14 November 2019

Wicklow Wolf aims to become most sustainable Irish brewery

Ireland's leading commercial energy supplier Naturgy has signed a new contract with Irish craft beer manufacturer, Wicklow Wolf, in an effort become Ireland's most sustainable brewery.

Over a two-year period Naturgy will supply 100 per cent renewable electricity to the brewery's new headquarters in Newtownmountkennedy.

The 17,000 square foot brewery is designed to dramatically reduce energy use, water waste, and its carbon footprint. Wicklow Wolf is aiming to reduce its energy per unit output by 10 per cent over the next five years.

Simon Lynch, co-founder of Wicklow Wolf brewery, said: 'with Naturgy was a no-brainer for us. Naturgy's knowledge and expertise of the renewable energy market is second-to-none. It offers the best green energy options and helped us develop an energy strategy that will work for our business and help reduce our carbon footprint.'

Wicklow Wolf has also implemented other measures to become carbon neutral. The company has moved from bottles to cans, a more environmentally friendly and sustainable delivery method, which weighs less and is more easily recycled. Wicklow Wolf, which employs 20 people, already grow some of their own hops on a three-acre plot, meaning zero air miles or transport emissions.

Naturgy has been providing 100 per cent renewable electricity to hundreds of large businesses across Ireland for over five years.

'Sustainability is at the core Naturgy's mission and values; therefore, we are delighted to work with Wicklow Wolf and assist them on their journey to become Ireland's most sustainable brewery,' said Barry Murphy, Commercial Director at Naturgy Ireland.

'Energy is evolving and so are businesses' attitudes to energy usage. It's fantastic to see so many businesses are now taking the first steps to becoming carbon neutral. Naturgy helps hundreds of businesses, like Wicklow Wolf, every day, to reduce their energy usage, implement green energy options and develop more effective procurement strategies. If you want to be more sustainable, Naturgy can help you achieve it.'

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