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Spending time in restaurants or pubs has become almost a thing of the past. And the beer industry is suffering too.

Fear not, however, for a leading Manchester brewery has found a novel way of making sure its product is not wasted.

Beer that was once destined for pubs is instead filled back into the brewing kettle and added to the site’s wastewater treatment plant.

Drop by drop, at a rate of 70,000 liters per day. The alcohol in the beer ferments to biogas inside, which ‘Merlin’, the company’s combined heat and power unit, then uses to generate heat and electricity.

Providing the means, in turn, to brew fresh beer. Which will one day be poured again in pubs.

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