How is the carbonic acidity of beers compared to sodas

Is carbon dioxide in beverages harmful to the climate?

David Kuntze (Federal Environment Agency): "The CO2 in our beverages is either of fossil origin (mineral springs) or it is a by-product that arises during production and is further used, for example in brewing beer or in manufacturing processes in industry (e.g. ammonia production).

Beer breweries often use the CO produced in the brewing process2 continue for sodas. The CO2 there is no CO from beer production2Emission source, as this CO2 was removed from the atmosphere by the plants (hops and malt), so to speak, only in the previous year. The CO2 from industrial processes has been used here. The cause of the emission is therefore not the carbonated drink.

The natural mineral water from fossil sources, on the other hand, is a source of emissions because the CO2 was stored a long time ago and is now being released again.

However, it should be noted: under the aspect that every German drinks an average of two liters of mineral water per day (with a carbon dioxide content of 150 mg / l), about 6,424 tons of CO2 per year in Germany. For comparison: That corresponds to 80.3 g of CO2 per inhabitant and year - this 80 g of CO2 corresponds to approx. 0.5 km with a small car. "