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Drax Completes Fourth Biomass Conversion

Major UK energy supplier Drax has switched on the fourth biomass generating unit at its power station in North Yorkshire, marking a significant step in what it claims to be Europe’s largest decarbonization project. Back in June this year, Drax took the coal-fired generating unit offline in preparation for its conversion to running on sustainable […]

Drax Announces Siemens Turbine Upgrades At UK Plant

In a bid to improve the efficiency of its biomass generating units Drax has signed a £40 million ($44.9 million) contract with Siemens for turbine upgrades. Drax operates the UK’s biggest power station, near Selby in Yorkshire. As part of a massive decarbonization project, Drax is converting the facility and its associated supply chain infrastructure […]

UK Moving Away From Coal, Burning Wood From The U.S.

The 12 cooling towers at the Drax Power Station have dominated the flat North Yorkshire countryside since the plant was built to burn coal from local mines in the ’60s. It’s the largest power plant in the UK, and for years it served as a visible reminder of how essential coal has been for the […]

Drax To Withdraw, But Project Continues

From: Wood Bioenergy Staff Drax announced that while it remained committed to fulfilling its current work on a Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) feasibility and technology development project (FEED), it would not be investing further and will withdraw as a partner of Capture Power Ltd, the developer of the White Rose CCS project at the […]

Drax Group Wins Appeal On Subsidy Eligibility Of Biomass Conversion

Drax Group Plc said a decision by the U.K. government not to award one of its biomass conversion units a guaranteed power price had been overturned. A High Court judge said the move by the Department of Energy and Climate Change must be quashed and reconsidered, Drax said in a statement from its headquarters in […]

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