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Whisky leftovers from Scottish distillery to turn into biofuel for cars
Tullibardine Distillery will provide the leftovers, including draff and pot ales, which will then be fed on by bacteria to produce butanol, a fuel that can be used to run vehicles.
Napier University’s Biofuel Research Centre, (Celtic Renewables is a spin off company from the University) has already shown that the right bacteria can feed on those by-products to produce butanol – a direct replacement for vehicle fuel.
Now Celtic Renewables, and independent malt whisky producer Tullibardine have signed a memorandum of understanding. Together they will apply the process to thousands of tonnes of the distillery’s leftovers.
The project is being supported by a grant from the Scottish government’s Zero Waste Scotland initiative.
Celtic Renewables said it eventually aimed to build a processing plant in Scotland, with the hope of building an industry that could be worth £60m a year.