A toast as Scotch whisky goes green

A Scottish whisky distillery has installed a £12 million bio-energy plant built on-site to supply it with green energy. The facility, owned by Alcoholic drinks company Diageo, converts 1,000 cubic metres of […]

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A Scottish whisky distillery has installed a £12 million bio-energy plant built on-site to supply it with green energy.

The facility, owned by Alcoholic drinks company Diageo, converts 1,000 cubic metres of co-products into 1MWh of heat a day.

Initial results indicate the Glendullan bio-energy facility is generating two million cubic metres of biogas per year. That’s around 8,000MWh of thermal energy, the company claims.

Scottish Office Minister said: “The commitment to powering distilleries like Glendullan with sustainable energy, recycled from the co-products of the whisky-making process is exactly the right thing to do.

“Good for the planet, good for the whisky industry and good for the Scottish economy.”