The Future of Fuel could be….Whisky

Napier University has teamed up with Tullibardine distillery in Perthshire and Celtic Renewables to convert whisky by-products into a petrol substitute.

The university research team plan to use bacteria to feed on the leftovers from the whisky-making process to make butanol, which can be used to power cars without any alterations to the engine.

The leftovers currently cost the distillery £250,000 a year to destroy or convert into fertiliser and cattle feed.

The project received a grant from the Government’s Zero Waste Scotland initiative.

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