Drax Group has announced it is to work with Japanese engineering giant Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) on the development of its proposed bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) facility at its Yorkshire power plant. Under the terms of the deal, announced this morning, Drax will license MHI’s carbon capture technology, which relies on a proprietary solvent known as KS-21, to capture emissions produced at its biogas power station in Selby. Drax said the deal, which comes after it had successfully trialled two of MHI’s proprietary solvents in a pilot, made it the first company to sign a contract for the deployment of carbon capture technology in the UK.
Business Green 10th June 2021 read more »
Burning biomass is carbon intensive, but is counted as neutral in the UK under carbon accounting rules. Now Drax is pushing ahead with another technology designed to try and help the country hit its carbon-cutting targets – placing Selby in North Yorkshire at the heart of the UK’s push to reduce emissions. Led by its Harvard-educated chief executive Will Gardiner, Drax wants to scrub carbon emissions from its biomass turbines and stash them underground in the North Sea, planning a £2bn project that could support 10,000 jobs at its peak.
Telegraph 10th June 2021 read more »