Never before has a pint been so planet-friendly thanks to Huddersfield based drinks dispense company, Brewfitt. The company’s innovative, energy efficient, CoolTube system could also save the average pub in the region of £2700 per year.
The Department of Environment agrees, and has announced Brewfitt as one of 21 winners to each share a £500,000 government grant in its recent ‘Innovate for Growth’ competition aimed at the development of greener and more productive food and drink technologies.
The CoolTube cooling device has modernised the way drinks are dispensed. It chills drinks as required and a single, pint sized device provides the capability to serve different drinks at different temperatures, enabling manufacturers’ serving recommendations to be easily achieved.
This cooling system out-dates that which many pubs still use where drinks are cooled in the cellar, warmed in pipes on the way to the bar and then cooled again before serving.
Brewfitt’s Managing Director, Curtis Paxman, who was presented with the grant at the Houses of Parliament this week, commented: “CoolTube has many benefits, including energy efficiency, space saving and reductions in the amount of wasted drink. We’re delighted to have won this grant and plan to use it to have CoolTube independently verified.”
The twenty other winners of the available grants included a farm irrigation system that can sharply cut water use and a website that makes buying local food online more affordable and convenient.
Still to be announced by the government later this year are the winners of a £15m competition which is for products that increase the sustainability of food and drink processing.