Arbikie Distillery, near Montrose, Angus, Scotland, revealed in November 2021, it had received £3m ($3.6m) from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) Green Distilleries competition, to see green hydrogen used in its distilling process.

Read more: Arbikie Distillery to introduce hydrogen technologies with a new partnership between Locogen and Logan Energy

A planning application outcome from Angus Council today (August 17) showed plans for the erection of a wind turbine, formation of hydrogen electrolysis and storage compound, including installation or hydrogen electrolysis plant and cooling equipment and other ancillary works including a flue adjacent to the Arbikie Distillery, had been approved.

Subject to conditions, the green hydrogen produced from the equipment will be used as feedstock for a burner and boiler to create steam to deliver the heat for alcohol distillation.

The project comes out of a partnership between Arbikie, Locogen, and Logan Energy, and hopes to showcase the technical feasibility of using hydrogen an alternative fuel in distillation and other heat applications.

Speaking in 2021, Iain Stirling, Director at Arbikie Distillery, said, “We aim to be one of the world’s most sustainable distilleries so being able to use green hydrogen power will be another significant step in our sustainable journey.”

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