Grants installs new biogas plant at Girvan distillery

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In an attempt to reduce their carbon footprint and increase energy efficiency, William Grant & Sons are installing a fourth gas engine to power their Girvan distillery with waste biogas.

Engineering and power giant GE will be supplying a combined heat and power plant generating 3 megawatts (MW) of additional power from biogas created from distillery waste, and at the same time reusing waste CO2 and water from the distillation process.

The Jenbacher J620 will be the fourth of its kind onsite and will re-affirm Grant’s position as one of the cleanest and largest independent power producers in the region.

“Our ability to generate on-site power at the Girvan distillery has been critical in our continued efforts to reduce our carbon footprint while increasing efficiency,” said Conn Lynch, Girvan site leader, William Grant & Sons, in a GE release.

“The addition of the J620 also qualifies this site for Renewable Obligation Certificates, once again adding to our extensive green credentials.”

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