West Beer operates one of the most advanced small breweries in the UK in its Glasgow operation.
The brewery offers true cutting-edge technology enabling it to produce beers of the most exacting quality and consistency. West Beer combines tradition and innovation by fusing the tradition and techniques of the great German breweries with the cutting-edge technologies alongside some Scottish ingenuity.
An investigation was commissioned through the Scottish Biofuel Programme to see if further value could be derived from the brewers’ spent grains. As part of the Investigation the Urban Water Technology Centre were contacted through the Scottish Biofuel Programme by WEST Brewery to undertake the experimental work to investigate the Biochemical Methane Potential of the brewers’ spent grain. The study also investigated the production of solvents via the Acetone Butanol Ethanol (ABE) fermentation technique.