Alpheus began providing Operations & Management (O&M) services at the Glenmorangie distillery Wastewater Treatment & Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Plant in Tain, Scotland, in January 2020.
The AD Plant had been following a planned feeding schedule to systematically maintain the anaerobic digestor throughout the distillery’s planned shutdown. However, when the country was forced into lockdown in March 2020 due to COVID19, Glenmorangie took the decision to delay distillery start-up for an undetermined amount of time.
If the original feed plan had been followed, stored feed supplies would have been depleted by the end of the planned two-week shutdown. This presented Alpheus & our client with a huge challenge for maintaining biomass activity throughout this unknown period – one which also presented potentially significant costs & environmental impact.