A distillery in the northern Scotland town of Wick that already provides heat to homes will soon provide power for a local hospital.
Waste heat from Pulteney Distillery provides warmth for 270 homes owned by elderly and low income residents, and now plans call for Caithness Heat and Power to provide energy for Caithness General Hospital
The environmentally friendly power supply comes from biomass fuel used at the Pulteney Distillery. Excess thermal energy at the distillery is boosted to a higher level in a wood chip boiler. Long range plans include expanding the project to include several public buildings in the town.