Would you like biogas with your beer?

That refreshing beer your chugging will soon be manufactured using landfill-based gas.

Anheuser-Busch said its brewery in Houston will purchase biogas as an alternative fuel from Allied Waste Services’ nearby McCarty Road landfill. Ameresco McCarty Energy will capture the biogas and transport it to the Anheuser-Busch brewery through a six-mile underground pipeline.

The Houston plant will also use Anheuser’s bio-energy recovery system (BERS) technology, which turns nutrients in brewing wastewater into renewable biogas to lessen the the use of natural gas. Both biogas sources is said to provide more than 70 percent of the plant’s fuel needs.

Anheuser’s Fairfield, Calif., brewery will also use BERS. The company also entered a deal with SunEdison to host a solar power plant on the brewery’s property.

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