Cocktails with a conscience
Marble Distilling Co. has invested in the future of the planet by designing and building a first of its kind Water Energy Thermal System (WETS) to capture and reuse the water and heat generated in the distilling process. A typical distillery requires millions of gallons of water to cool processes and convert hot vapor off the still into liquid (spirits), with the hot water then discharged into the sewer. The WETS captures hot water from processes/stills and stores it for reuse. Utilizing multiple pumps and exchangers, the energy is reused in heat processes, with domestic hot water reused to provide heat to their building, leaving them with cold water.
This water is reused for the condensing process, cooling mash and providing cool air to the building, which eliminates the need for a typical energy inefficient air conditioning system. The heat/cold cycle is everlasting, with no need to ever discharge water to the sewer. This innovative system used at Marble Distilling Co. saves the planet more than 4 million gallons of water annually and captures 1.8 Billion BTUs of energy – enough to power 20 homes.