Balcas delivers well ahead of schedule

THE Scotch whisky industry is used to taking it time to deliver the right result but Fermanagh based environmental business Balcas has helped one distillery save 80 per cent of its carbon emissions and achieve targets set by the Scotch Whisky Association for 2050 – 37 years ahead of schedule.

Balcas installed a new biomass at the Tomatin Distillery near Inverness earlier this year, and the impact has been considerable.

The installation of the new biomass boiler is the first of its kind in the industry and was carried out by Balcas as part of an Energy Supply Contract (ESCO) and has immediately improved the distillery’s energy efficiency, cutting carbon emissions by 80% or over 4,000 tonnes CO2 each year, equivalent to taking 1,200 family cars off the road.

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