Whisky waste raises a glass to green transport

A distillery in north-eastern Scotland converts its production residues into biogas fuel for its fleet

Big Zero Report 2023

A Scottish distillery of the whisky brand Glenfiddich has begun converting its production waste into green biogas for its delivery fleet.

The Glenfiddich distillery at Dufftown in north-eastern Scotland uses whisky leftovers to create ultra-low carbon fuel gas.

The green biogas fuel currently powers trucks that transport the whisky at all stages of its production at the Dufftown distillery through to bottling and packaging.

The technology is developed by Glenfiddich’s parent company William Grant & Sons.

Stuart Watts, William Grant & Sons’ distilleries Director, said: “It has taken more than a decade for Glenfiddich to become the first distillery to process 100% of its waste residues on its own site, then to be the first to process those residues into biogas fuel to power its trucks and finally to be the first to install a biogas truck fuelling station supplied by our on-site renewable energy facility.”

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