Bruichladdich Whiskey Distillery uses whiskey byproducts to power up facility and Nissan Leaf
Creating energy from waste is one of the best ways to save the environment from potential doom indeed, and the Bruichladdich Whiskey Distillery on the Scottish isle of Islay seems to think along the same lines! Earlier, the single-malt distillery would cart out thousands of tons of byproduct from whiskey manufacturing, to a pipeline terminal, spending about $30,000 on an annual basis. Now, instead of having the byproduct tossed out, the distillery is using it to feed two anaerobic digesters that use it all to create methane using bacteria. The methane, when burned as fuel, now powers up a substantial part of the facility, and juices up an on-site Nissan Leaf too!
And to celebrate its efforts Bruichladdich has unveiled a Leaf edition organic whiskey too! We raise our glasses to honor the efforts of this distillery!