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Diageo to invest €100m to fully decarbonise St James’s Gate site by 2030

The British drinks giant will install a new biogas facility and industrial heat pumps to switch away from fossil fuels

Debra Crew, CEO, Diageo and An Taoiseach, Simon Harris T.D. Diageo has announced plans to invest over €100 million to decarbonise its historic St James’s Gate site in Dublin 8, where Guinness has been brewed for 264 years. Picture: Naoise Culhane

British drinks giant Diageo plans to invest €100 million to decarbonise its iconic St James’s Gate site in Dublin city and phase out the use of fossil fuels in its brewing process.

The company announced plans on Thursday to invest in industrial heat pumps and biogas generated from a new water recovery facility as an alternative to traditional fossil fuels. The investment will enable St James’s Gate to entirely phase out fossil fuels in its ...