£6m bio-energy investment at Diageo distillery complex

02 September, 2011

Diageo is spending £6 million on a state-of-the-art bio-energy plant at its Glenlossie distillery complex in Speyside.

A planning application has been submitted to Moray Council to build the plant which will produce energy by burning spent grain left over from distilling whisky at the site near Elgin.

The plant will use around 30,000 tonnes of spent grain a year, the by-product of producing 12 million litres of whisky.

Malt distilling director Brian Higgs said: “Diageo is committed to reducing its reliance on fossil fuels and our overall impact on the environment.”




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