This Innovative Beer-Making Technology Uses Light Instead of Heat

By: Katherine Pendrill - Nov 30, 2015
References: mic & bustle
Researchers are currently working on new beer-making technology that relies on light instead of heat. Although humans have been producing beer for centuries, people continue to come up with new ways to perfect the brewing process. This ground-breaking technology could make it more efficient to mass-produce beer.

The new beer-making technology relies on light instead of heat to carry out the brewing process. This involves pointing a laser directly at a mixture of water and ethanol infused with gold-silica nanoparticles. When the mixture becomes hot, the water separates from the ethanol. Although the process mirrors that of traditional alcohol distillation, less energy is involved. The process can also be used to make a more potent beer.

If alcohol manufacturers adopt the new technology, it could become quicker and more efficient to produce large quantities of beer.