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Dunnet Bay Distillers to get funding to help with net-zero commitment

By Gordon Calder

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DUNNET Bay Distillers is one of five Highland businesses to get funding to help with its net zero commitment.

The money comes from the Scottish Food Drink Net Zero Challenge Fund for collaborative projects with Scottish universities and involves primary producers, manufacturers and hospitality businesses who will work with different academic institutions.

The five businesses in the Highlands will receive a total of almost £50,000.

Sarah Lyons, environmental manager at Dunnet Bay Distillers, said: "The funding will allow us to investigate the life cycle of ceramic waste materials. These materials are ubiquitous in the industry, being used for everything from plates to bottles, but as yet there is no simple way to recycle them. By investigating this, alongside the University of the West of Scotland, we hope to find a solution for the whole of the food and drink industry."

In all, 17 businesses across Scotland have been awarded funding.

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