An innovative decarbonisation plan has been put in place by Glenfiddich, with some help from Iveco.
Glenfiddich is part of the William Grant & Sons, which has been in business for more than 130 years.
The family-owned distiller will be using a circular approach to fuelling.
Therefore, gas-powered Iveco trucks will be fuelled by waste products from the distillery.
Furthermore, producing biomethane from distilling operations is a first for the drinks industry.
The idea of an innovative decarbonisation approach to transport operations is reliant on having the right fleet vehicles.
As a result, Glenfiddich has taken delivery of three 4×2 CNG-powered Stralis NP 460s from Iveco.
However, the trucks have been converted to 6×2 tractors.
The Stralis trucks are powered 12.9-litre engine, which produces 460hp and 2,000Nm of torque.
In addition, the powertrain features Iveco’s 12-speed Hi-Tronix gearbox.
The gearbox features predictive gear shifting technology and cruise control.
Meanwhile, engineers at William Grant & Sons have worked hard on re-using products from the distilling process.
In addition, the company was keen to cut carbon output from its operations.
Firstly, waste matter is loaded into an anaerobic digester.
As a result, the company can capture the biogas given off as it breaks down.
Subsequently, it is cleaned and used as green, low-carbon, fuel.
Kirsty Dagnan, from William Grant & Sons, described the process over the past decade.
“It has taken more than a decade for Glenfiddich to become the first distillery to process 100% of its waste residues on its own site.”
“Then to be the first to process those residues into biogas fuels to power its trucks.
“Finally, to be the first to install a biogas truck fuelling station supplied by our on-site renewable energy facility.