Ursus Breweries, part of Asahi Europe & International (AEI) in Romania has signed a 100% renewable power supply agreement with ENGIE Romania.

ENGIE Romania has committed to supply the four Ursus Breweries in Romania (Buzau, Brasov, Timisoara and Cluj-Napoca) with enough renewable electricity to fully meet their consumption needs.

The electricity comes from wind and solar parks operated by ENGIE Romania with a total capacity of 113 MW. This first agreement paves the way for long term collaboration between ENGIE Romania and Ursus Breweries who are both working to identify further solutions to cutting carbon emissions for the breweries.

“I am delighted that our Romanian breweries are now operating with 100% renewable electricity,” said Preeti Srivastav, Global Sustainability Director at Asahi Europe & International. “This brings us one step closer to our goal of reaching 100% renewable electricity across our European breweries by 2025.  At Asahi Europe & International we are committed to running our business in harmony with nature and leaving a legacy that we can be proud of.”

Ursus Breweries hopes to save almost 4,000 metric tons of CO2 in just six months, the equivalent of taking over 1,700 passenger cars off the road for the same period.

This is part of AEI’s Legacy 2030 commitment to run all European breweries on 100% renewable electricity by 2025. Asahi’s breweries in Italy and Poland already run on 100% renewable electricity and the Romania has now joined them in reaching this goal well ahead of target.