How does bioenergy play a role in reaching net zero?

The UK’s plans to achieve net zero by 2050 requires the electrification of heating and transport systems, meaning a significant increase in demand for electricity

From forest to smart meter: How Drax bioenergy gets to businesses

The power that turns on lightbulbs or charges electric vehicles goes on a fascinating journey.

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.

New £30m large-scale UK trial to remove greenhouse gases begins

One of the projects will investigate the management of peatlands to maximise their removal of greenhouse gas emissions

Drax completes acquisition of Canadian biomass pellet producer

The acquisition is forecast to help the company’s annual operational capacity reach 4.9 million tonnes of sustainable biomass pellets from 2022

Drax starts planning process to build bioenergy with CCS plants

The company has started the application to build BECCS units as soon as 2024

US announces $128m for research into sustainable transport

The funding will support bioenergy as well as hydrogen and fuel cell technologies

US invests $97m in bioenergy research and development

Projects aim to improve the performance and lower the cost and risk of technologies that can be used to produce biofuels, biopower and bio-products from biomass and waste resources

Almost half UK’s electricity generation was from renewables in the first quarter

Quarterly renewables share has never previously exceeded 40% of total electricity generation, according to the BEIS report

US to provide $75m for sustainable bioenergy crops

They would be tolerant of environmental stress and resilient to changing environmental conditions