Can making rum make a difference in the environment as well? Check out this infographic about how one company takes a sustainable approach.
This post is in partnership with Don Q
Can making rum make a difference in the environment as well? Click on the image above or here to see an interactive infographic about the secret to making rum sustainably. Don Q's comprehensive approach begins with recycling the molasses byproduct of granulated sugar production, goes through the complex distillation process (capturing biogas to offset up to 50-70% of equivalent oil usage), and ending with turbo generators powered by steam.
Don Q has invested millions in their waste reclamation program that maximizes production capacity and significant cost reductions to oil use. Located in Puerto Rico, the rum factory has pioneered many processes to limit wastewater dumping and maximize energy harvest. The end result is a bottle of rum that's made intentionally with low environmental impact.