Glenmorangie's New Solar Array at Livi Facility Means More Environmentally Friendly Bottles

Published on: 03 August 2022
by KnowESG
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The Glenmorangie, a whisky-making company, increased the sustainability of its Livingston bottling facility by building a new solar array as part of an eight-figure investment in its operations.

According to the company, the almost 1,500 panels cover the majority of the building's roof and lower its current on-site energy use by 30%, adding to its goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2040.

DB Group of West Lothian, in collaboration with Emtec Energy, has completed the installation at the purpose-built Livingston plant that opened in 2011. The company claimed the solar panels are part of a 2023 expansion that will double the facility's capacity in response to rising global demand for its Glenmorangie and Ardbeg single malts.

Michael Scotland, facilities and projects director at Glenmorangie, said: 

"We’re putting sustainability at the heart of the expansion of our Alba bottling plant. Our capacity will be increasing with new high-speed lines being installed over the coming year. At the same time, we have installed solar panels… This also gives us a clear pathway to maximise green energy across our site as we work towards our sustainability targets.”

The business operations director, Peter Nelson, said: 

"We have key projects already in motion or completed at our sites, including the solar array at Livingston, and the installation of an anaerobic digestion plant in Tain as part of our Dornoch Environmental Enhancement Project. We also continue to work in partnership with other distilleries on new hydrogen energy trials with many more projects in the pipeline.”

Source: The Scotsman

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