Whisky Raising Spirits and Renewables in Scotland

Philippe Giabbanelli

Whisky can help fuel your spirits and help fuel a country. Draff, by-products of used grains and pot ale from the whisky distillery process, will be used to generate electricity for a new power plant in Scotland. The plant will be connected to the national grid and is expected to generate enough renewable energy from biomass to power 9,000 homes, cut over 46,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions, and create a number of jobs. Left over pot ale syrup will also be used for animal feed and fertilizer. The power plant, which is located in the heart of Whisky Country, should be up and running by 2013.

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