BECCS, negative emissions and the net zero business future

Countries and organisations around the world are racing towards net zero emissions targets. Major companies including Microsoft, Google, Siemens and Unilever have pledged to balance their emissions to net zero before 2050.

Drax executive steps down from Climate Change Committee

The news comes after concerns were raised about a conflict of interest

Drax to build three biomass pellet plants in Arkansas

The company’s investment in these projects is worth $40 million

Bioenergy and CCS could help the UK save more than £4.5bn over the coming decade

Achieving the net zero target without BECCS would cost the UK an additional £15 billion, according to a new report

Fracking has had a ‘negative impact on public perception of climate technologies’

A new study has found that the reputation of emerging technologies in the fight against climate change has been tainted by the criticism of fracking

Chevron and Microsoft to build bioenergy and CCS plant in California

The plant is forecast to remove around 300,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year once completed

Drax and MHI announce new biomass CCS pilot

Implementing bioenergy with carbon capture and storage at Drax could deliver 16 million tonnes of negative emissions every year

Drax teams up with Econic to use captured carbon in plastic production

Econic Technologies has developed a catalyst that allows CO2 to replace up to 50% of the traditional fossil fuel-based materials used in polymer production

Drax becomes ‘world’s first’ bioenergy plant to capture carbon

The £400k pilot is using C-Capture’s innovative technology to capture a tonne of CO2 a day from the gases produced when power is generated using biomass

Picture of Drax Power Station with emissions in North Yorkshire
Drax starts pilot of Europe’s first bioenergy CCS project

It will capture a tonne of CO2 a day from the gases produced when power is generated using biomass at Drax Power Station