We aim to manage our supply chain from raw materials through the production process to the point of delivery to the market in a manner that minimises the impact of our operations on the environment.
In 2010, DDL built its bio-methane plant to convert liquid waste from the distilling process to energy to power our distillery. An ambition to convert 50% of our distillation bio-waste to energy was the goal. Almost 10 years on, the aim is to increase this to 100%. Today we are working with our suppliers to install sustainable practices in their businesses, while bringing greater transparency to our current and future sustainability goals in efficiency, waste and carbon reduction.
LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS (LNG)
The rest of our power is fuelled by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), which emits 20% less carbon as compared
to conventional diesel combustion. LNG is chilled to minus 160 degrees Celsius into a liquid that makes it safe to load and transport and later regassified to power electric generators. LNG boasts the lowest recorded emissions and is lauded as the cleanest of all fossil fuels. DDL is proud to be an industry leader in this regard as we’re the first company in Guyana to utilize this technology.
CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2) PLANT
Our Diamond Distillery also has a Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Plant which reduces the release of CO2 into the air. The CO2 that is produced during fermentation is trapped, purified, liquefied and stored at the plant then later used for carbonation of soft drink, production of dry ice and other industrial uses.
Additionally, our new stills recover and reuse energy so that we use less to make more.
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Plant
The New Stills