BrewDog Plc: Ellon Brewery - PPC Permit Application

Closed 12 Jan 2022

Opened 15 Dec 2021

Results updated 19 Jan 2022

SEPA has issued a permit to BrewDog Plc following their application to operate an installation on a site at Balmacassie Industrial Estate, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 8BX following consultation, on 19 January 2022.

The full permit is available below.




It is part of SEPA’s remit to maintain a high-quality environment by setting permit conditions which limit the impacts associated with installations operating under Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) Part A regulations.

Application details

We received an application from Brewdog Plc for a permit to operate an installation at Balmacassie Industrial Estate, Ellon, AB41 8BX to treat organic waste produced by the brewing process using an anaerobic digester. 

A summary of their application is available below:

Why your views matter

SEPA has assessed the application and has drafted new permit conditions. These, along with the decision document, are available below:

This is your opportunity to let us know your views on the proposed conditions. The consultation will be open for 28 days from date of publication. SEPA will consider any comments received between 15 December 2021 and 12 January 2022 before issuing the final decision.

Your comments will be published unless you ask us not to, in which case we will publish a note saying that we received a response but have not made it publicly available.

What happens next

SEPA will consider any comments received during the consultation period between 15 December 2021 and 12 January 2022 before issuing the final deision. If no comments are received, SEPA will issue the final decision no later than 12 January 2022 and issued documents will be published here. 

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