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Smart fuels to lift distillery owners’ spirits

You don’t need us to tell you the distillery business is energy intensive. Typically, almost three-quarters of a distillery’s fuel requirement is for the heat needed to fire the giant stills which drive the distillation process. With many distilleries located off the mains gas grid, this has traditionally been achieved by burning fossil fuels, usually oil.

Yet with its volatile pricing and pollution, many cost-conscious, environmentally responsible distillery owners are now considering switching their heavy fuel oil boilers to either clean-burning, low carbon LPG or LNG. (Which of these fuels is best depends on the particular distillery’s energy demands).

The benefits of converting to gas from oil include:

  • A big reduction in energy costs
  • A significant drop in carbon emissions, typically by 11.7%1
  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • A well-established supply infrastructure

What are LPG and LNG?

Natural gas without the pipeline

LPG is actually a blanket term for two gases, propane and butane, and LNG is natural gas in liquid form. Get the lowdown on the differences:

Which fuel is best?

It all comes down to how you use it

In a nutshell, LNG is the ideal choice for businesses that have continuous demand for fuel and spend more than £80,000 a year on energy. But if your business is seasonal or stop/start, you might be better off with LPG

We're always happy to discuss your business' energy requirements and recommend the fuel that's right for you. Please get in contact if you'd like to talk through your options.

Switching to Calor

Switching is easy

If you're switching from oil or electricity to gas you want the process to be streamlined and easy, with minimal impact on your business. We understand that and will manage the whole process from start to finish. In just a few simple steps, you could be enjoying all the benefits of mains gas, off the grid:


    Site survey for a tailored solution

  • Support from design to installation


    Sit back and enjoy reduced energy bills!

One step closer to the perfect pour 

Metal connection at heavy industry plant

A quick and efficient installation

LPG systems can be a good option as they can be quickly installed. This gets off-grid distilleries up-and-running fast, meaning disruption to production is minimal and sites can benefit from the improved efficiencies and reduced carbon emissions straight away.

Brewery with copper distillery tanks

Just like mains gas

As the closest alternative to mains gas and offering the lowest carbon emissions of any rural fossil fuel, LNG may be the best option for distilleries with greater energy demands and those looking for a longer term return on investment.

Why choose Calor?

Here's the proof

We understand that an interruption to your fuel supply would halt production so you may be reassured to know that no other LPG or LNG supplier can match our delivery network.
If you choose to switch, we will project manage the changeover from start to finish. We can take care of everything and, once your system is up and running, we will continue to provide ongoing support.
Our advanced Auto-ordering system allows us to remotely monitor the contents of your gas tank and schedule deliveries to ensure you never run out.
We have over 80 years of gas storage and supply experience and our expertise is unrivalled in the industry.
Calor is proud to be part of SHV Holdings, a well-established Dutch company with an annual turnover of €5 billion. Our customers have peace of mind that we have the backing of a major international firm.
An LPG delivery truck driving over a sea bridge
With a well-established supply infrastructure and an outstanding delivery team, we're always at the ready to deliver direct to your distillery. 
1 ‘LPG’s Carbon Footprint Relative to Other Fuels: A Scientific Review’ - Atlantic Consulting 2009