Energy giant Drax has unveiled plans to build a large-scale zero-carbon industrial cluster, featuring carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) technology, during the mid-2020s. The project is being developed as part of a partnership between Drax, Equinor and National Grid Ventures – the National Grid Group’s commercial arm. It will see the three companies work together to scale up the bioenergy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) system which was installed at Drax’s North Yorkshire Power Station last year, in what the firm dubbed a “world first”. The system first began capturing emissions in February and is now capable of sequestering a tonne of CO2 per day from one of the power plant’s four biomass units. The three participating firms will also collaboratively explore the possibility of developing a large-scale hydrogen demonstrator facility at the Humber site, which could be installed as soon as the mid-2020s. If such a project is feasible, Drax claims it could “develop a cutting-edge hydrogen economy” for the North East.
Edie 28th May 2019 read more »