The UK’s biggest power plant, Drax, has started capturing carbon dioxide from its flue gas – the first time carbon has been captured from a wood-burning power plant anywhere in the world. Drax hopes the pilot project, which is capturing 1 tonne of carbon dioxide a day, will pave the way for a large-scale roll out of the technology, which could eventually pull 10m tonnes a year of CO2 out of the power plant’s smokestack. However the pilot under way at the North Yorkshire facility is not storing any carbon dioxide, instead re-releasing the captured CO2 into the atmosphere, because the company has not yet worked out what to do with it.
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