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

Octopus Investments closes up £174m biomass and landfill gas refinancing

It received funding from NatWest, HSBC, Allied Irish Banks, Investec, Barclays and Banco de Sabadell

Biomass firm’s funding round burns brightly with £1m raised

London-based Active Energy says it will use the money earned from selling new shares to commercialise its technology

New joint venture to help fossil fuel plants swap to greener fuels

SIMEC Subcoal Fuels will distribute a Subcoal fuel pellet, containing around 50% biomass content

‘EU must not count burning waste as renewable power’

A group of environmental organisations and businesses say this can distort markets and damage the environment