World’s first carbon positive gin uses nitrogen-fixing peas as feedstock

February 19, 2020 |

In the UK, the world’s first carbon positive gin has been created by a distillery in Angus, Scotland, with help from a PhD student at Abertay University and the James Hutton Institute.

Arbikie Distillery in Angus said the production of its Nàdar Gin, meaning nature in Gaelic, removes more carbon dioxide than it creates (a carbon footprint of -1.54 kg CO2) meaning that each bottle you buy actually helps the environment.

Instead of using wheat as the base neutral grain spirit, the utilization of the humble garden pea avoids the carbon emissions created by synthetic fertilizers, and the leftover peas are then used to make animal feed.

Peas benefit the ecosystem as a whole, improving soil quality and offsetting synthetic nitrogen fertilizer requirements of other crops, which follow peas in the crop rotation.

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