After our recent blog regarding the recycling of whisky barrels to make whisky barrel flooring, the Scottish tabloid newspaper the Daily Record released a story that Tullibardine scotch whisky distillery has teamed up with Napier University in Edinburgh to research the possibility of turning whisky bi-product into biofuel. The project is being supported by the Scottish government in the form of a grant as part of their zero waste initiative renewables. Tullibardine whisky distillery stated that they currently spend £250,000 per annum converting their current bi-product into cattle feed and fertiliser and are looking for a more cost effective and environmentally friendly solution. So the aim of Napier University is to use the bacteria left over from the whisky production to make butanol. Butanol can be made to power cars and is already being used in Brazil as little change is required in the car manufacturing process.
Tullibardine whisky distillery is located at the gateway to the Highlands in Perthshire and has the brilliant tagline of ‘eminently quaffable’. The location of Tullibardine whisky distillery has a long and interesting history, it is fed by the ‘Danny Burn’ which also fed Scotland’s first licenced brewery. It is believed King James IV ordered beer from this brewery in 1488 for his coronation.