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

CCC report on biomass and UK land use: Industry responds

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has warned the UK’s land must be used as a more effective carbon store and called for better use of biomass

Policy changes ‘needed to support green land use’

The Committee on Climate Change said land must be better used to store carbon and ensure environmental impacts can be mitigated

Luxembourg’s €45m extension of biogas scheme granted EU approval

It will cover the period from January 2017 to December 2022

Drax learns the nuts and bolts of new robot tech

It could help manage the hundreds of train movements each month and reduce the time needed to check-in fuel deliveries by up to six hours a day

Government unveils new emissions threshold for biomass CHP support

The change will require projects to produce 95.9% less carbon than the EU fossil power average

Drax flicks switch on fourth biomass unit in Yorkshire

It plans to replace its remaining two coal units with gas-fired power generation and battery storage

US green groups call on Ireland to extinguish biomass burning

They say power stations importing wood pellets from the US are damaging the environment and biodiversity

Forests storing greenhouse gases ‘crucial to tackling climate change’

UK scientists say replacing forests with crops for bioenergy power stations that capture carbon could instead increase the amount of emissions

Drax and Siemens ink £40m deal for biomass turbine upgrades

The work will start in 2019 and take three years to complete