Energy efficiency improvements on the table for Scottish distillery, courtesy of the GIB
A Scottish distillery will implement extensive energy efficiency improvements with the help of UK Green Investment Bank (GIB), as part of a project to reduce its overall operational costs, a news report on the matter was able to reveal.
As part of this project, the Royal Brackla Distillery, run by John Dewar & Sons, in Nairn, Scotland, will have a biomass boiler installed. The new boiler will produce steam that is required for several parts of the whisky production process, and will reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions at the distillery.
John Dewar & Sons Royal Brackla distillery operations director Iain Lochhead is sure that the energy efficiency improvements “will mark a significant change in the environmental performance of the distillery as we are expecting an annual target reduction of some 5,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
“This goes hand-in-hand with our Company’s larger “Good Spirited” goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions globally by 50% by 2017.”
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