Scottish whiskey maker Glenfiddich has begun converting its trucks to run on low-emission biofuels from the distillation process.
The whiskey maker has already installed filling stations at its distillery in Dufftown, northeastern Scotland, which use technology developed by William Grant & Sons to convert production waste into ultra-low hydrocarbon fuel (ULCF).
It is noted that biofuels using wastes from whiskey production, when burned, form a minimum amount of carbon dioxide and other harmful emissions.
The company used to sell waste grain left over from the malting process for use in high-protein feed for cattle, but thanks to the use of anaerobic fermentation technology, where bacteria break down organic matter to produce biofuel, liquid waste from whiskey production can be used to make fuel and ultimately recycle all leftovers in this way.
Whiskey waste biofuels have been successfully used in three specially converted Iveco trucks, which typically run on LPG and transport alcohol from Dufftown production to bottling and packaging, including four William Grant & Sons locations in central and western Scotland.
Biofuels are also reported to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 95% compared to diesel, as well as reduce particulate matter and greenhouse gas emissions by up to 99%.
Recall that the CFTS wrote that a new railway manifesto was issued in the EU, which contains proposals designed to promote the use of green technologies – in other words, decarbonization of railway transport. One of them is the conversion of diesel traction to biodiesel fuel. And the French freight carrier Europorte has already agreed with Saipol, a producer of vegetable oils and biofuels, to conduct joint tests on the use of rapeseed oil instead of diesel on diesel locomotives Stadler Euro4000, produced in 2010.