I need to start this off by saying that I really don’t believe in man-made climate change. I quite firmly believe that the climate changes, but I don’t believe that man’s scratchings on the face of the planet have a measurable effect on the climate.
But having said that, I am very much in favour of efficiency and of finding innovative ways to do more and waste less. So I was quite thrilled to read this:
Edinburgh Napier University has developed a new biofuel made from whisky by-products.
Not only that, but:
The team focused on the whisky industry to develop biobutanol, the next generation of biofuel which gives 30% more output power than ethanol.
It’s a win-win situation. Something that was just going to be poured down the drain winds up not only fuelling cars, but fuelling them better. It’s not clear how much fuel this will actually make but it’s an inspiring way for people to start thinking about using waste in new and useful ways.
So I think tonight I might just raise a wee dram of Glenkinchie in their honour!