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BECCS at Drax: Getting the UK to net zero

Latest news and announcements

Drax to invest £40M in next stage of the world’s largest carbon capture project

Drax plans capital investments of around £40 million at its North Yorkshire power station during 2022 on the first phase of its bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) project and ensuring it remains on track to begin delivering vital negative emissions technology in 2027.

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What are negative emissions? [FAQs animation]

Everything you need to know about removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

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Selby College and Drax secure funding to support the green workforce of the future

Selby College has secured funding to develop an education programme that will enable the renewable energy company’s employees to develop the skills needed to operate the vital climate saving technologies of the future.

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Other news and announcements

Forests, net zero and the science behind biomass

A growing body of global research highlights biomass as a force for renewable electricity, negative emissions, and healthy forests.

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Contracts to supply 2.8 million tonnes of biomass to third parties – 2022 to mid-2030s

Drax is pleased to announce that its subsidiary Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc has agreed to acquire the pellet sales contract book of Pacific BioEnergy Corporation, adding 2.8 million tonnes of orders for sustainable biomass supply to high-quality counterparties in Japan and Europe.

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Yorkshire apprentices win top prizes at Drax awards

Two young apprentices from York and Selby have won top prizes at the UK’s biggest renewable power station’s annual apprentice awards event in recognition of their achievements over the past year.

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Scottish Net Zero Minister visits iconic ‘Hollow Mountain’ Cruachan Power Station

The Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport, Michael Matheson, has visited Drax Group’s iconic ‘Hollow Mountain’ Cruachan Power Station to understand the critical role the facility will play in supporting Scotland’s net zero power system.

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Drax donates C$50,000 to flood-damaged communities in British Columbia

Drax Group is donating C$50,000 to Canada’s Red Cross to support relief efforts for communities hit by recent floods and landslides in Canada’s western-most province of British Columbia (BC).

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