UK Green Investment Bank distillery biomass boiler programme
10 Dec 2015
The Edinburgh-based UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has, through
fund manager Equitix, been investing in the installation of biomass
boilers in Scotland's distilleries for the past two years, helping
the industry to modernise, become more energy efficient and reduce
its carbon footprint.
The new biomass boilers, which are fuelled by sustainably
sourced wood pellet fuel, replace the heavy fuel oil boilers that
the distilleries have historically relied on as a result of
their relatively remote locales.
The boilers, which produce the steam necessary for whisky
production, reduce the distilleries' energy costs and greenhouse
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