Sunamp thermal batteries pave the way to net-zero whisky

A new study funded by UK government Green Distilleries scheme and published by our research partner Heriot-Watt University shows distilleries of all sizes should combine renewable energy with and electrical battery storage to cut carbon emissions.

The study is featured in The National newspaper, where Dr Wolf-Gerrit Fruh from Heriot-Watt's Institute of Mechanical, Energy and Process Engineering explains about the model that they developed to help distilleries of all sizes decide which system will help them make the most of renewable energy.

Data from Sunamp's high-density thermal batteries is part of the study. Our thermal batteries use Phase Change Materials to store energy and release it as heat on demand.

Jamie Hillis, commercial and industrial project manager at Sunamp said: “Our thermal storage products provide flexibility to work with a range of low carbon technologies, and by optimising renewables will pave the way for net zero carbon distilleries.”

The Sunamp and Heriot-Watt University phase 1 feasibility report about enabling the use of low carbon fuel in a distillery is available from the Green Distilleries Competition website.