Bacardi: Investing in Alternative Energy
An international spirits company with a strong commitment to the environment, Bacardi relies on several alternative energy sources to power its facility in Puerto Rico, which ranks as the world’s largest premium rum distillery. In 2010, the company announced that it would team up with Aspenall Energies to build Puerto Rico’s largest wind turbine installation. Located on the company’s property in Cataño, just outside of San Juan, the turbines provide up to seven percent of the distillery’s energy.
Bacardi also supports the health of the environment by using anaerobic digestion (AD) to turn waste materials into energy. Since the early 1990s, the company has relied upon AD for 50 percent of the energy required to run its Puerto Rico facility.
Comprising such brands as Grey Goose, Bombay Sapphire, Dewar’s, Tequila Cazadores, and its classic BACARDI rum, Bacardi was founded in Santiago de Cuba in 1862. The company takes great pride in its dedication to the environment.