Created: 05 July 2019
Andrew visited Drax Power Station this morning to hear about the innovative work taking place on carbon capture and cutting emissions.
Andrew says, "As I mentioned earlier this year, carbon dioxide was captured for the first time using C-Capture technology at Drax Power Station in their BECCS (Bioenergy & Carbon Capture Storage) pilot project. This was the first time anywhere in the world that carbon dioxide had been captured from a 100% biomass feedstock. The BECCS project is now capturing a tonne of carbon dioxide a day.
"C-Capture and Drax have now received a £5m grant from the Government for a two year programme to progress their BECCS project. This comes as part of £26m of Government funding awarded to various carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) projects.
"Moreover, Drax have also partnered with Equinor and National Grid ventures to deliver the world’s first low carbon cluster through CCUS and hydrogen production through ambitious plans with local authorities and business groups in the Humber."