by Carla Andrea Fundarotto
Scraps from whiskey processing used as fuel for truck. It is the solution found by the famous Scottish distillery Glennfiddich, as a way to reduce the emissions of the truck fleet and reduce its environmental impact. A solution that the company intends to propose also to all Scottish distilleries.
Vehicles pollute over 90% less than the LPG they used before, thus also saving on material disposal costs. This is because the biogas produced by the distillery, used as fuel, comes from the remains of the malt grains processed to obtain the whiskey. Normally, they would be partly recycled as feed for livestock and partly disposed of.
In addition to reducing CO2 emissions per single truck, this solution significantly cuts the spread of greenhouse gases and other harmful products normally spread by the exhausts of the same vehicles.