Distillers' Renewable Energy Tool 2014
30 Jun 2014
The Scotch Whisky Industry Environmental Strategy sets tough
environmental targets. 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 Resource
Efficient Scotland has updated the bespoke tool for distillers,
first released in September 2012, which provides a step-by-step
approach to assess the feasibility of each available renewables
technology on a site-by-site basis. The Distillers'
Renewable Energy 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.
The revised version includes updated incentive support levels,
updated energy cost assumptions, updated technology assumptions and
updated emission factors.
Please note that the tool is a large (38MB) Excel file and
may take time to download. The tool uses a number of financial
assumptions which were correct at the time of publication (June