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High Coast Whisky selects BK Tech Group for biomass conversion project

Swedish craft distillers High Coast Whisky AB (previously Box Destilleri AB) has signed an agreement with compatriot BK Tech Group AB to execute an energy conversion project for its distillery. Once completed, the precious drops will be distilled using bioenergy in the form of wood pellets instead of oil.

In Sweden, craft distillers High Coast Whisky AB (HCW) has signed an agreement with compatriot BK Tech Group AB to convert the distillery’s energy system into a completely fossil-free, renewable, and sustainable system (photo courtesy HCW).

Founded in 2010, craft distillers High Coast Whisky (HCW) is scenically located in a World Heritage Site in Bjärtrå, in northern Sweden. Employing some 20 staff, annual production is around 10 000 barrels for the company, one of the most northerly whisky producers.

The company has signed an agreement with compatriot BK Tech Group AB to convert the distillery’s energy system into a completely fossil-free, renewable, and sustainable system.

According to BK Tech, a new 870 kW steam boiler will be installed in a recently completed new building that is connected to the existing production system. The boiler will use wood pellets as fuel.

With the conversion, expected to be delivered during autumn 2020, High Coast Whisky will be able to reduce its fossil carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by about 560 tonnes annually.

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