Keele University and Finn Geotherm are among those shortlisted for the Clean Energy Scheme at Regen’s Green Energy Awards 2023.
The low carbon energy centre located at Bunnahabhain Distillery on Islay has been recognized as a champion in sustainable whisky production. Funded and operated by AMP Clean Energy and developed by Dallol Energy, the system will supply 18,000,000 kWh of energy to the distillery. This equates to replacing roughly 1.7m litres of fuel oil and represents a saving of over 4 thousand tonnes carbon emissions per year. That’s a larger carbon reduction than removing all the vehicles from Islay and Jura.
The clean energy scheme award commends projects that are spearheading the clean energy industry and delivering significant carbon savings.
The industry leading low carbon energy centre, funded and operated by AMP Clean Energy and developed by Dallol Energy, will result in the first net zero distillation process on Islay.
The awards are a leading national celebration of pioneering innovation and sustainable development for the UK’s energy system. Out of more than 120 entries submitted this year by companies, communities and individuals across the UK, 29 were shortlisted for their outstanding efforts in transforming the UK energy sector across six award categories.
Mark Tarry, Chief Executive of AMP Clean Energy, said:
“We are honoured to have supported Bunnahabhain in their trailblazing approach to sustainable whisky production. The flagship biomass energy centre at the Bunnahabhain distillery showcases how whisky producers can take control of their energy and meet ambitious net zero targets.”
Merlin Hyman, chief executive, Regen, said: “Now in their twentieth year, The Green Energy Awards recognise the pioneering people and projects leading the UK’s transition to net zero energy. Decarbonising our energy system is a major challenge but the inspiring achievements of all the nominees provide optimism that it is achievable.”
The nomination, along with the other shortlisted nominations, will now go through to the final stages of judging by an expert panel of independent judges. The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony at Bristol Harbour Hotel on 29 March 2023.
See why the distillery is a worthy contender here: