Glenfiddich to build biogas plant

Whisky producer Glenfiddich has received planning permission from local councillors to build an anaerobic digestion plant at its distillery in Dufftown, Scotland.

The AD facility will turn waste products generated from the company's distilling process into biogas. This biogas will either be cleaned and injected into the national gas network, or converted into 3.5MW of electricity and sold to the national grid.

The AD plant would also generate heat and steam, while waste materials left in the digester can be sold as animal feed and/or fertiliser.

The plant will consist of a number of tanks, storage facilities and a CHP unit.

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