Surrey firms unveil hydrogen-powered craft gin

The special edition gin is available from The Surrey Copper Distillery website.

The Surrey Copper Distillery is teaming up with AFC Energy, a provider of hydrogen power generation technologies, to produce a low-emission craft gin.

The special edition ‘Copperfield H2 Gin’ is being produced in a limited initial batch of 500 bottles and went on sale 6 December.

The Copperfield gin is being distilled using power provided by an AFC Energy H-Power Tower which can produce electricity from hydrogen; by combining hydrogen with oxygen from the air the fuel cell produces energy and pure water.

The approach has been deployed to significantly lower CO2 emissions across the distilling process.

“The collaboration exemplifies exciting British innovation and creativity, bringing together two neighbouring, Surrey-based businesses. It also highlights how hydrogen could support decarbonisation of the UK’s 400 plus gin distilleries and more broadly the food and beverage industry to meet net zero targets.”

Adam Bond, Chief Executive Officer at AFC Energy, said:

“Hydrogen fuel cell technologies can be implemented today across a wide-range of applications as demonstrated by our collaboration with our neighbours at The Surrey Copper Distillery. The Copperfield gin harnesses the ingenuity of two local businesses to demonstrate creative ways in which clean hydrogen can be used to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and support the transition to a zero-carbon future.”

The special edition gin is available for purchase at The Surrey Copper Distillery website: