October 2010

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: The new biofuel: it’s whisky in a car

Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland has filed a patent for a new biofuel made from whisky byproducts, which it says can be used in ordinary cars, without any special adaption needed.The fuel proce..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland has filed a patent for a new biofuel made from whisky byproducts, which it says can be used in ordinary cars, without any special adaption needed. The fuel process has been developed over the last two years by Edinburgh Napier’s Biofuel Research Center. As part of its research, the center was provided with samples of whisky distilling byproducts from Diageo’s Glenkinchie distillery. The £260,000 research project was funded by Scottish Enterprise’s Proof of Concept program. The Edinburgh Napier biofuel research team focused on the £4 billion whisky industry as a ripe resource for developing biobutanol—the next generation

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