Distilleries get first phase of $13.5M funding for cutting CO2 emissions, adding biofuel

January 10, 2021 |

In the United Kingdom, Business Green reports that the government’s Green Distilleries competition will provide about $13.5 million USD (£10 million) of funding to 17 distilleries across England and Scotland that are implementing net zero production practices like switching to biofuels to eliminate CO2 emissions.

The programme will help distilleries cut emissions by almost a million tonnes of CO2 a year, according to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), resulting in savings equivalent to taking 200,000 cars off the road.

Eleven distilleries across Scotland and a further six in England were chosen to receive the funding, via BEIS’s Green Distilleries competition. They will receive between £44,000 and £75,000 in the first phase of the programme, which is focused on boosting decarbonisation research and development. The schemes that have secured funding include plans to use hydrogen, biomass, biofuel boilers, and geothermal energy to enable distilleries’ production processes.

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