Classic Scottish Distiller Goes Green With Efficient, Biogas-Powered Gas Engine From GE Energy

The Ayrshire Coast in Southwest Scotland is already famous for being pretty green—from the fairways of the Royal Troon Golf Club (frequent location of the British Open) to the rugged Galloway Hills. Legendary Scottish distiller William Grant & Sons, which operates the Girvan Distillery and the adjacent Ailsa Bay Distillery in Ayrshire, has been upping the green there in recent years by installing GE equipment onsite that generates flexible and cost-efficient electricity and also reduces carbon emissions.

This week Grant’s and GE Energy announced that a fourth Jenbacher gas engine will be installed at the Girvan Distillery, the home of Grant’s Scotch whisky and Hendricks’s Gin. The Ecomagination-qualified Jenbacher J620 gas engine will create 3 megawatts of additional power while reusing CO2 that is normally emitted as waste during the manufacturing process. Even cooler, the J620 will operate on biogas created from residual malt materials used in the distillation process to create alcohol – that’s some green whisky!

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