Humber Ports £100m revamp to boost Drax biomass

Three ports in the Humber region which will supply woodchips for Drax’s new biomass plant are splashing out £100million to cope with the new fuel source. The tide of new investment will see the Ports of Hull, Goole and Immingham upgraded to handle millions of tonnes of wood pellet shipments, the Associated British Ports (ABP) […]

Drax cancels biomass plant

Drax is cancelling plans to build a dedicated biomass plant in Selby, North Yorkshire because it is too expensive. The power firm cited huge costs and a government “rethink” on support for biomass for the decision. Drax originally planned to build three dedicated 300MW biomass plants for around £2 billion. One project had already hit […]

£400m renewable energy centre set for Humberside

A shipbreaking firm wants to build a £400m renewable energy centre on Humberside. Able UK is the country’s biggest shipbreaker and hit the headlines four years ago when it dismantled ships from the so called US ‘ghost fleet’ of Secord World War vessels. Now Able has had its plans for a marine energy park approved […]