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

BP, Drax and IP Group back C-Capture with £3.5m funding

It will use the cash to further develop its technology, which removes carbon emissions from power stations and cement, steel and aluminium facilities

Drax completes £702m deal with Iberdrola

The firm has bought the Spanish Energy company’s portfolio of flexible, low carbon and renewable assets

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

Environmental lawyers object Drax’s proposed 3.6GW gas plant

ClientEarth argues the project, if given the go-ahead, ‘will risk locking in high carbon energy on the grid until 2050’

UK renewables capacity overtakes fossil fuels for first time

The total renewable capacity on the grid has tripled over the last five years, standing at 42GW

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

Drax in talks to buy ScottishPower’s assets

It includes a portfolio of pumped storage, hydro and gas-fired generation plants

Green groups call for no gas subsidies at Drax

A total of 64 environmental organisations have said the government should not encourage the burning of gas at the plant

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