Up to 9,000 homes to be powered with energy produced by burning waste matter from the whisky-making process.

This article titled “Scotland toasts new whisky-powered bioenergy plant” was written by Kirsty Scott, for The Guardian on Wednesday 4th May 2011 15.24 UTC

It is the spirit that powers the Scottish economy, and now whisky is to be used to create electricity for homes in a new bioenergy venture involving some of Scotland’s best-known distilleries.

Contracts have recently been awarded for the construction of a biomass combined heat and power plant at Rothes in Speyside that by 2013 will use the by-products of the whisky-making process for energy production.

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