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Hydrogen boiler solution set to decarbonise UK distilleries
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Hydrogen boiler solution set to decarbonise UK distilleries

A hydrogen boiler solution pioneered by Hydrogen Technologies is set to be implemented into a whiskey distillery in Scotland as part of government-funded programme helping distilleries get into the spirit of going green.

The Jericho Energy Ventures subsidiary today (14th April) said its patented zero-emissions, hydrogen-based dynamic combustion chamber (DCC) boiler solution was included in a UK Government feasibility study, dubbed Project HyLaddie, for renowned Bruichladdich Distillery, located on the island of Islay.

The £9m ($12m) fund is part of a scheme that will attempt to decarbonise the whiskey industry which currently relies heavily on fuel oil to meet its steam and heating demand.

HTI’s cleanH2steam DCC™ boiler aims to target this by creating heat and steam via hydrogen combustion through a closed-loop system, with zero emissions.

With the number of UK distilleries totalling over 500, Hydrogen Technologies has identified significant opportunities, in connection with a UK licensing partner, to expand its technology across the UK alcoholic beverage markets.

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Brian Williamson, CEO of Jericho Energy Ventures, said, “We are thrilled that our DCC™ technology has been given the opportunity to demonstrate how hydrogen can be utilised to deliver a zero-emission steam solution for the world-class Bruichladdich distillery.

“The food & beverage market is presently a major consumer of steam from fossil fuels, and we look forward to working with our partner Protium to help the industry transition to zero-emissions with our unique hydrogen-based heat and steam solution.”

Funding for the Green Distilleries Competition is part of a larger £1bn ($1.4bn) Net Zero Innovation Portfolio which aims to accelerate low-carbon technologies, systems and processes in power, buildings, and industrial sectors.

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