Alcoholic beverages giant Diageo favors bioenergy!
The British multinational alcoholic beverages company Diageo, also one of the biggest of its kind in the world, has switched to more eco-friendly practices. The company has begun burning unwanted grain by-products, wood chips and other types of biomass as a substitute to expensive fuel oil and gas. A few years ago, the company had swung open the doors of a massive distillery in Roseisle, Speyside in Scotland. With no access to a gas line, Diageo instead settled for a bioenergy plant capable of generating up to 10 megawatts.
Today, the bioenergy plant provides for more than half of the Diageo distillery’s energy requirements, helping the manufacturer keep away 10,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions a year. Diageo is currently looking forward to increasing its renewable energy production to a number high enough to provide for 80% of the plant’s energy requirements. The company has also built a 30 megawatt bioenergy plant at the Cameronbridge distillery near Edinburgh and is currently working on yet another at its Glendullan distillery in Speyside!
[Via – The-Spirits-Business]