Hexagon Agility supports Glenfiddich’s RNG plans

Hexagon Agility has supported whisky producer Glenfiddich in its use of RNG for transport.

In July, Glenfiddich, based in Moray, announced it will run its delivery vehicles on biogas generated from whisky waste. The trucks are equipped with Hexagon’s ProRail® CNG fuel systems with Type 4 composite technology.

Glenfiddich announced the initiative to address the Scotch Whisky Association’s climate change targets of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. To obtain these reduction levels, Glenfiddich is using RNG derived from its production waste residues to power its fleet of delivery trucks. This unique technology was developed by its parent company, William Grant & Sons.

“We congratulate Glenfiddich in becoming the first whisky distillery to process 100% of its waste residues into RNG to power its trucks,” said Eric Bippus, Hexagon Agility’s senior vice-president of global sales and marketing.

“RNG is a game-changer, not only for whisky distilleries but also for the heavy-duty trucking industry looking for the lowest emission fuel available today.”

Kirsty Dagnan, William Grant & Sons’ Dufftown site leader, commented: “It has taken more than a decade for Glenfiddich to become the first distillery to process 100% of its waste residues on its site, then to be the first to process these residues into RNG fuel to power its trucks, and finally to be the first to install an RNG truck fuelling station supplied by our on-site renewable energy facility.

“We are proud to have achieved these renewable energy breakthroughs in our industry and to be working with a pioneering partner such as Hexagon Agility as we scale up the decarbonising benefits of this closed-loop process across our entire transport fleet.”

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