BUSINESS PROFILE: Radical re-think needed on renewable energy innovation in the whisky sector

Balmenach distilleryBy TIM DUMENIL

Distilleries are large users of energy, with all aspects of the energy trilemma (security of supply, energy cost and carbon emissions) becoming increasingly more prominent.

Following a decade of fast growth, the demand for Scotch whisky is levelling off.  Whilst there is confidence in the long-term future of Scotch, with many projects for new distilleries underway and upward of £2bn of capital investment committed by producers, the sector is under pressure to reduce costs resulting in some new build projects being deferred and an increasing focus on cost control opportunities.  

Energy efficiency is now fully back in the spotlight, given energy costs are in the top three costs alongside wheat/malted barley and salary costs.

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