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) […]

Permission sought for micro-power station in Selby

Small renewable energy firm Infinergy Technology is seeking planning permission for a micro-power station near Selby. The firm wants to build a £16million biofuel plant which would export electricity to the National Grid – generating enough power for 20,000 homes. The patented system feeds renewable wood pellets into a furnace which burn and produce steam […]

Drax – burning the fuels of the future

Drax Power Station in Selby, North Yorkshire can provide as much as 10% of the UK’s electricity at any one time. Steve Austin from Drax Power gives ELN the low down on the plant’s new Siemens turbines as well as Drax’s biomass target.

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 […]

Drax set to cut CO2 by 1 million tonnes a year

An efficiency project at a factory in Newcastle that will cut its CO2 emissions by one million tonnes is nearing completion. The £100million contract saw British manufacturer Siemens replace turbines on all six generating units at the Drax Power Station in Selby. The new blades will boost the plant’s overall efficiency to almost 40%, according […]