Glenmorangie Distillery goes green with new purification technology

Friday, January 14, 2022

Glenmorangie has also signed a deal designed to make its whisky more eco-friendly. Glenmorangie Distillery at Tain will implement a new biological cleansing system which will significantly decrease chemicals used for purification of biogas, which is a byconsequence of the distillation process which consists mainly of carbon dioxide and methane.

This aims to drastically alleviate the environmental impact of the Scottish National Drink which commits the sector to achieving a net zero emissions impact by 2040 while operating. AD is a process where bacteria break down the byproducts of whiskey production and convert them into biogas used for the production of clean green energy.

Declan Maguire, Alpheus chief executive, said: "In addition to protecting the Dornoch Firth, the recovery of energy from the treatment process feeding back into the distillery makes it highly sustainable and beneficial for the environment.

Declan Maguire, Chief Executive Officer of Alpheus Environmental, said: "We are delighted to be implementing this green biogas cleaning solution, supporting Glenmorangie in the production of some legendary whiskies and assisting them in operating their plant in the most sustainable and efficient manner.

At the beginning of the year, the Scottish Whisky Association (SWA) unveiled its new strategy on sustainability. Glenmorangie operating director Peter Nelson said: 'Events such as COP26 continue to reinforce the need for a sustainable future, and the whisky industry can lead in this transformation, by setting an ambitious target to be net zero by 2040