Government reveal boost in £10m funds for distillery trade: The UK Government has announced £10 million in funding to assist the nation’s whisky & other spirit distilleries by cutting carbon emissions, help with new green jobs & work on approaching net zero.
The current move of funding is forecast to help distilleries slash CO2 emissions by almost one million tonnes each year, which is a reduction nearly equivalent to removing 200,000 cars off the road.
It hopes to assist businesses boost research & development needed to change to low carbon fuels like hydrogen, biomass, geothermal power & repurposed waste.
In total, 17 distilleries will take in anywhere from £44,000 and £75,000 in the first phase of funding and 11 of these are situated in Scotland whereas 6 are based in England.
Energy and Clean Growth Minister, Kwasi Kwarteng, stated: “Building back greener from the pandemic is something we can all raise a toast to.
“Every business can play a part in the green industrial revolution and this funding will allow UK distilleries to lead the way by making their production cleaner while also creating jobs.”
The government points out that the distillery industry is a crucial section of the national economy and it increased by 20% in 2019 & now supports 40,000 jobs all over the UK.
Government reveal boost in £10m funds for distillery trade