Bacardi opens CHP system in Puerto Rico
Bacardi marked the opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the world’s largest premium rum distillery located in Cataño, Puerto Rico.
The new CHP system replaces heavy fuel oil with propane gas which shifts the site to even cleaner energy.
The system will generate 100% of the energy used at the campus including the distillery, offices and the Casa BACARDÍ visitor centre.
“At Bacardi, we are committed to cutting our GHG emissions by reducing our energy consumption and switching to the most sustainable form of energy where we make our beloved brands," said Edwin Zayas, vice president of operations for Bacardi Corporation in Puerto Rico.
"We are proud of the work we are doing in Puerto Rico, and across the globe, to be greener and cleaner with our energy.”
BACARDÍ rum distillery has also introduced a new wastewater treatment system to produce 60% of the distillery's energy.
“As a family owned company, we take great responsibility in protecting the legacy of generations to come,” added Magaly Feliciano, global sustainability director. “The work we are doing today will help build a more sustainable future for our people and the planet.”