A Guide for the use of the Distillers’ Renewables Tool
06 Sep 2012
The Scotch Whisky Industry Environmental Strategy sets tough
By 2020, 20% of the industry's energy use should come from
non-fossil fuel sources, rising to 80% by 2050. The Scotch
Whisky Association in collaboration with Carbon Trust Scotland
has produced a tool bespoke to the Scotch Whisky industry to
provide a step-by-step approach to assess the feasibility of each
available renewables technology on a site by site basis. The Distillers' Renewables Tool
is freely available to all.
The Tool provides distillers with an opportunity to screen
and assess the financial viability and technological suitability of
a range of alternative energy technologies. It assesses how each
technology performs commercially for each individual site assessed
in terms of energy yield and commercial business case.
This Guide offers step-by-step instructions on the use of the
Please note that the tool is in an Excel format and is
large (35MB) and so may take time to download. The tool uses a
number of financial assumptions which were correct at the time of
publication (Sept 2012).