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SABMiller turns waste water into fish food

2 July 2010


The US joint venture of SABMiller, one of the world's leading brewers, has tapped into a new use for brewery waste water.

The Ohio brewery of MillerCoors brewery teamed up with a company which produces animal feeds from renewable sources to run a full scale trial of an innovative technology which creates a fish food ingredient from the brewery's waste water.

The new product can be used in place of the food sources currently employed by fish farms, thereby helping to alleviate the country's dependence upon stressed natural fish stocks whilst also adding to the ways in which brewery waste can be reused and recycled.

The trials have proved extremely promising, paving the way for further exploration of how the technology can be implemented.

MillerCoors CEO, Leo Kiely said: "We aim to ensure that we utilise our waste resources to the greatest extent possible. Technology and innovative partnerships have a crucial role to play as we work towards becoming a zero-waste operation; advances such as this new development show that there innumerable ways in which our waste can be made useful for others."


Notes to editors

SABMiller plc is one of the world's largest brewers with brewing interests and distribution agreements across six continents. The group's wide portfolio of brands includes premium international beers such as Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft and Grolsch, as well as leading local brands such as Aguila, Castle, Miller Lite, Snow and Tyskie. SABMiller is also one of the world's largest bottlers of Coca-Cola products.

In the year ended 31 March 2010, the group reported US$3,803 million adjusted pre-tax profit and group revenue of US$26,350 million. SABMiller plc is listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges.

Ten Priorities. One Future. Through our Ten Priorities for sustainable development, SABMiller will make a difference both locally and globally to enhance the One Future that we all share. A robust approach to sustainable development underpins our ability to grow and our licence to operate. Furthermore a well-managed growing business is good for wider economic development, leading to greater employment and  investment in local economies and communities.

Bianca Shevlin
Corporate media relations manager
SABMiller plc
Tel: +44 20 7659 0172

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