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Distillery Wastewater Treatment & Anaerobic Digestion (AD)


Whisky distillation is on a journey to sustainability

Every year, the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) publish the Emissions Gap Report. This signals the difference between where greenhouse emissions are predicted to be in 2030 and where they should be to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

The latest Emissions Gap Report (2020), shows we’re on the brink of missing the Paris Agreement goals of limiting global warming to well below 2°C and pursing 1.5°C target; with human activity producing greenhouse gas emissions at record high levels.

Protecting nature, preserving resources, preventing climate change 

The SWA’s Sustainability Strategy pledges the industry to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2040 - well ahead of the Scottish and UK government’s net zero targets of 2045 and 2050 respectively. But we’ll need to work together to improve our chances of success in finding ways to mitigate climate change damage. One of those ways is how we manage our water.

Alpheus is the UK’s leading independent provider of water and wastewater asset management services.

 We’re also one of the longest-serving water sector contractors in the UK, and part of the Anglian Water Group.

Through bespoke solutions and a partnership approach, we help our clients achieve operational costs benefits, identify continuous improvement opportunities, embed a stronger safety culture, and deal with unexpected, complex challenges.

Much of our recent work has been within the distilling sector. Through successful optimization of technology, such as anaerobic digestion, we’re helping clients increase outputs of renewable energy, reduce water use, improve water quality and ensure environmental compliance.

"Alpheus have done a first-class job supporting our restart after an extended shutdown",

Peter Nelson, Operations Director, Glenmorangie


"Since starting Alpheus has exceeded our best expectations as a partner in running our Anaerobic Digestion plant", 

Ed Thom, Glenmorangie Distillery Manager 



‘Mine’s a Double’: Corporate collaboration and innovation lead the way

Collaboration will be key to finding ways to mitigate climate change damage. We'll need to work together - both within and across sectors - to learn from each other and adopt best practice.

Our webinar focuses on collaboration and innovation for achieving sustainability goals in the distilling sector and is available to watch here: ‘Mine’s a Double’: Corporate collaboration and innovation lead the way


Find out how our award-winning expertise could help your organization achieve its’ wider sustainability goals - and leave you free to focus on your core business. E: or T01234 686100

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