Tequila companies will focus their investments in this and next year to preserve the environment.
Currently the Casa Cuervo company exports on an annual 10 million liters of tequila to over 120 countries, many of which begin to require companies producing their carbon footprint before closing purchase contracts.
“The investments will focus on the care of the environment with new stillage treatment plants to other plants, in addition to which was put into operation last year Camichines production center,” he told the director of The Economist Cuervo Tequila Institutional Relations, John Married Arregoitia.
The company tequila distilleries and six others are working with the National Chamber of Tequila Industry to build in the Los Altos region of the first floor or stillage treatment of liquid waste resulting from the distillation process.
The project, also involving Cazadores Bacardi, Pernod Ricard, Tequila Patron, Don Julio and San Matías, requires an investment of $ 10 million, for which the camera tequila distilleries and work involved in obtaining funds government both federal and international agencies, which will complement the contributions of companies. The plant will have capacity to treat at least 1,000 cubic meters of vinasse.
The production houses are ready the project, technology and design of the plant, so plan to break ground in the first half of 2012.