Sweden’s first beer brewed with recycled water

Sweden’s first beer brewed with recycled water

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On Friday, May 25th, it is time for the launch of PU:REST – Sweden’s first beer brewed with recycled water. The project is a collaboration between IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, New Carnegie Brewery and Carlsberg Sweden.

– The main purpose of the project is to highlight sustainable water management and raise awareness of the global water issues and the value of clean water. In a world threatened by water shortage, we wanted to show that we already have technologies to recycle wastewater into drinking water that is as clean as normal tap water, says Staffan Filipsson, project manager at IVL.

IVL Swedish Environmental Institute has for several years been working with technologies that will make it possible to reuse wastewater. Studies show that by using the right combinations of technologies, wastewater can be recycled both cost-effectively and to such quality that it can be returned to groundwater or reused in agriculture and industry. However, the strategy of reusing treated wastewater as a natural part of water resource management is relatively new, and is still regarded by many countries, including Sweden, as a solution that is some way off in the future.