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 2014).