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Drax starts Europe’s first carbon capture and storage bioenergy pilot project 26 November 2018

UK energy utility Drax has started a pilot project to capture and store carbon dioxide emissions at its biomass plant, the first of its kind in Europe, the company said on November 26. Drax said the CO2 will initially be stored on site but that eventually it will seek to find a use for the gas, such as in the drinks industry which earlier this year was hit with a CO2 shortage....

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UK cancels carbon capture funding 26 November 2015

The UK government has cancelled its £1bn competition for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, just five months before it was due to be awarded. The abandonment of a technology seen as vital in tackling global warming comes just days before the major UN climate change summit in Paris....

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News Extra: DECC climbs down over Drax subsidy and introduces calculator to ensure low biomass emissions 01 September 2014

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has reversed its decision to refuse subsidies for one of energy giant Drax’s coal-to-biomass conversion projects.DECC granted subsidy support to the first of Drax’s conversion projects, but refused support for a second similar project, potentially putting the company’s entire coal-to-biomass programme at risk. ...

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Drax CCS Project secures award from European NER300 programme 14 July 2014

Capture Power, the developer of the White Rose Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project, has welcomed today’s announcement of a funding award decision of up to €300 million under the European NER300 programme. The project will be located on land adjacent to the existing Drax Power Station, near Selby in North Yorkshire....

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Immingham biomass power plant moves a step closer 23 April 2012

A proposed £600 million biomass plant in Immingham that will create 1,000 jobs has given formal consent by the Government. The 299MW Heron power station near the Port of Immingham, which is a joint-venture between Drax and Siemens Project Ventures, is designed to generate enough electricity to power 512,000 homes....

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Drax Group scraps Selby biomass plant plans 12 March 2012

Drax Group PLC has scrapped plans to build a dedicated 300MW biomass plant at its 4,000MW site in Selby, north Yorkshire - citing the lack of support for dedicated biomass power in the government’s Electricity Market Reform (EMR) proposals. ...