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Eco-friendly Brewing Solutions: Kerry’s Biofine & FermCap Eco Aids

Eco-friendly Brewing Solutions: Kerry’s Biofine & FermCap Eco Aids

Brewing Goes Green with Sustainable Plant-Based Processing Aids


Brewing is an age-old tradition that has evolved through the centuries. However, with climate change and the need to address environmental concerns, the brewing industry has started to explore sustainable and eco-friendly practices. That’s where sustainable plant-based processing aids come in, and Kerry has just released Biofine Eco and FermCap Eco as the latest additions to the brewing processing aids market.

Sustainable Brewing

Sustainable brewing involves using environmentally friendly practices throughout the brewing process. From sourcing ingredients to reducing waste and managing energy consumption, breweries can minimize their environmental impact and operate in a more sustainable manner.

One key area where breweries have traditionally used synthetic chemicals and additives is in the clarification and filtration of beer. The use of animal-derived processing aids such as isinglass, gelatin, and casein is common in the brewing industry. However, with the rise of veganism and concerns around animal welfare, breweries are looking for plant-based alternatives that are also sustainable.

Enter Biofine Eco and FermCap Eco

Biofine Eco and FermCap Eco are plant-based processing aids that can replace traditional animal-derived clarifiers and foaming agents. Biofine Eco is a biodegradable fining agent that clarifies beer by removing insoluble proteins and yeast cells. It is made from renewable raw materials and is free from allergens such as soy, wheat, and gluten.

On the other hand, FermCap Eco is a natural anti-foam agent that reduces the risk of boilovers during the brewing process. It is plant-based and highly effective, reducing foaming by up to 90%. It is also completely biodegradable and safe for the environment.

Benefits of Sustainable Brewing

Besides being environmentally friendly, sustainable brewing practices and the use of plant-based processing aids have many benefits. Firstly, using natural and plant-based products can appeal to a growing number of consumers who are concerned about their health and the environment. Secondly, it can reduce the risk of allergic reactions in drinkers who might be sensitive to animal-derived products. Finally, sustainable brewing practices can also save costs in the long run by reducing energy consumption and wastage.


As the need for sustainable practices in the brewing industry grows, the release of Biofine Eco and FermCap Eco is a positive step towards a more eco-friendly brewing process. Plant-based processing aids are a viable alternative to animal-derived products and offer numerous benefits to both the industry and consumers. It is exciting to see how brewing can continue to evolve and adapt to the changing needs of our planet.


Dustin is a writer about craft beer and a professional brewer in the city of Chicago. He has written for several magazines and has over a decade of experience in the beer industry. He is currently working on a book about the history of beer in Chicago.

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