Whisky produced from 100% hydrogen-fuelled process at Japanese distillery

Whisky has been produced from a pilot distillery in Japan using 100% hydrogen as a fuel source for direct-fired distillation.

Coming as part of the UK Government-funded WhiskHy project, Beam Suntory – the producer of Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark and Suntory Whisky – and Supercritical Solutions trialled the hydrogen-powered operations at the Suntory Yamazaki Distillery in Osaka, to showcase the potential of Net Zero distilling.

Regarded as a traditional distilling method, direct firing uses a flame rather than indirect heating by steam coils, typically using natural gas. However, the “world-first” trial used 100% hydrogen to heat the still.

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