Bio blend for Speyside whisky
Work starts of anaerobic digestion system at Balmenach distillery
Inver House Distillers has started work on a new anaerobic digestion system at its Balmenach distillery in Speyside, Scotland.
The £3m biogas project will integrate with Balmenach’s existing wood-pellet biomass boiler and when completed will provide enough steam and electricity for all the distillery’s energy needs.
It is expected to be operational in the summer of 2018.
Engineering company Synergie Environ is project manager, while Clearfleau will design and build the new biogas system.
Synergie Environ managing director Uisdean Fraser said: “We believe the project will deliver a malt whisky distillery, which is powered entirely from renewable energy sources with the on-site combination of biomass for the primary heat source and electricity from the CHP powered by biogas from the anaerobic digestion plant.”
Clearfleau chief executive Craig Chapman said: “Based on recent projects, Clearfleau is now developing a more modular plant design, for more remote sites and export projects.”
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