Scotch whisky sector toasts renewable energy goal

It has reached its green energy use target four years ahead of schedule

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 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 […]

Whisky makers raise a green glass to efficiency

Whisky makers were offered £5 million to cut their carbon emissions by the UK’s green lending bank today. Aberfeldy distillery in Perthshire bagged some of the cash to replace old boilers with energy efficient ones, meant to cut its carbon emissions by 90%. Biomass boilers will elbow out existing heavy fuel oil boilers to produce […]

Whisky distillery bags green bank funding

A Scottish whisky distillery has bagged funding from the Green Investment Bank to build a biomass boiler. The Tomatin Distillery near Inverness was awarded £576,733 from the UK’s green lending body. This will be more than matched by private equity fund Equitix Energy Efficiency Fund (EEEF), which is putting £600,274 towards the project. The boiler […]