A local distillery is amongst the businesses to benefit from a $3.8m district heating scheme at Wick in Scotland.

A new 3.5MW biomass steam boiler, installed and operated by Ignis Biomass, forms part of the investment into the scheme. The local Pulteney whiskey distillery will also benefit from the steam produced, allowing it to move away from fossil fuel use.
Old Pulteney whiskey
‘The district heating scheme currently supplies nearly 200 homes with renewable energy,’ says Ignis Biomass director Craig Ibbetson. ‘Our agreement to supply steam to Pulteney Distillery is a major part of the development plan that will allow us to expand the coverage of the scheme during 2013.’

Ibbetson adds that the Wick scheme is based on a model of Scottish government policy in regard to localised energy generation and efficient use of biomass resources.

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