A Scotch Distiller Is Fueling Its Trucks With Whisky Waste
Though whisky is something you would typically not want to associate with driving, one company is using waste products from the distilling process of the strong alcoholic beverage to sustainably power its fleet of trucks.
Scotch whisky maker Glenfiddich, which sells over 14 million bottles of single malt whisky annually, started modifying its delivery trucks to run on low-emission biofuel, in gas form, made out of waste products from its own whisky distilleries as part of an initiative to curb its carbon emissions.
Glenfiddich stated that it has built fueling stations at its Dufftown distillery in north-eastern Scotland, specially designed to convert whisky production waste and residues into Ultra-Low Carbon Fuel (ULCF). The distiller claims that the biogas reduces the CО2 emissions of its trucks by over 95 percent, as well as curbing other harmful particulates and greenhouse emissions by 99 percent when compared to its diesel delivery vehicles. Glenfiddich believes that each of its biogas-fueled trucks will have the capacity to displace close to 250 tons of CO2 in a year.