Amid the hubbub of large American brewers consolidating operations and getting into bed with foreign ownership, there are some encouraging, if not impressive environmental stories to be told.

Anheuser-Busch, who last week is celebrating 30 years of their aluminum recycling program (and who claims to recycle five cans for every four they produce) announced they plan to rely on renewable fuels for 15% of their combined energy needs by 2010.

This will be done with piping in biogas (methane) from landfills and a Bio-energy Recovery System (BERS) that uses bacteria to convert post-brewing waste materials into fuel.

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