The North British Distillery has established an agreement with a local city council building a new high school to provide heat for the school. Northern has a 10-year agreement to provide hot water from its post-distillation process to the school, supplying 1.5 MW of thermal energy and keeping students and staff warm during the school year. The agreement will help the school displace about 1400 tonnes of carbon dioxide emission per year.

The same distillery is evaluating the potential introduction of an anaerobic digestive process, which would convert its post-distillation liquid stream into a renewable energy source. This will in turn be used to generate the distillery’s electricity energy requirements. The process could displace an estimated 50,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

Manchester-based sustainable power business ENER-G has joined forces with Italian manufacturer Robur to supply gas absorption heat pump (GAHP) solutions to UK consumers.