Vermont Gas’s RNG to help distillery reach net zero

A distillery has committed to offsetting half of its natural gas usage with Vermont Gas’s (VGS) RNG to produce its craft spirits.

Appalachian Gap Distillery made the announcement as part of its journey to becoming certified by Climate Neutral, a net-zero certification for consumer brands through a non-profit organisation whose mission it is to decrease global carbon emissions.

“We will be certified Climate Neutral this year, which is the best way to be sure our operations reflect our values, one of which is responsibility to the planet and its inhabitants,” said Lars Hubbard, co-founder of Appalachian Gap Distillery.

“It only made sense to include RNG as part of our efforts. We have committed to having sustainability be a core value in all of our operations.”

VGS began offering RNG in 2018 and since that time, many businesses and residential customers have signed on, displacing more than 70,000 Mcf of traditional natural gas.

Neale Lunderville, VGS president and CEO, said: “Appalachian Gap Distillery is a true role model when it comes to corporate sustainability and a great example of the innovative thinking required to combat climate change.

“At VGS, our sights are set on a carbon-free future, and we have the tools customers need to make homes and businesses as efficient as possible, heated by an energy supply that is increasingly more renewable as we approach mid-century.”

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