Arbikie joins vision for CASI

We are delighted to have joined Angus Council, James Hutton Institute, Agrico UK and Soil Essentials in signing a letter of intent to develop a Centre for Agricultural Sustainable Innovation (CASI) based in Forfar, Angus.

The centre will drive forward the development of four agricultural technology enterprises focusing on innovation, crop quality, precision agriculture and the development of a neutral spirit still.

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Arbikie Director, John Stirling: “We are delighted to be a collaboration partner in the CASI to help drive sustainable innovation and economic growth as part of Angus Council’s Mercury Programme."

“In developing the world's first-ever Circular Economy Distillery, this will not only help reduce farm waste, promote cleaner farms, and reduce their environmental footprints but also help the Scottish Gin industry make their spirits from Scottish grown crops. As farmers, we understand that all crops take the same effort and inputs to grow regardless of whether they meet certain supplier specifications. The Distillery will accept all grades and encourage farms to diversify into alternative, more environmentally sustainable crops such as peas and beans. We’ll then turn them into neutral spirit which is used in the production of gin and vodka and nutritious protein-rich feed/food."

“Sustainable products are undoubtedly the future, and they will be a major economic driving force in the years to come across the world.”

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