Uk Biomass Plant Starts Groundbreaking Carbon Capture
London (reuters) britain’s drax has started a pilot project to capture and store carbon dioxide emissions at its biomass plant, the first of its kind in europe, drax said on monday. The uk access to some of the global biomass sources would decrease to 2050 as countries establish their own biomass plants or inter regional competition as increased climate change targets begin to take effect. in order to understand the full potential of beccs in the uk, the availability of biomass worldwide needs to be considered. One of the uk’s largest power plants could soon be absorbing more carbon than it emits, thanks to a potentially groundbreaking system of biomass and carbon capture (ccs). since july, the drax power station in central england has been producing half its power by burning biomass, according to a report in new scientist , part of a plan to wean. C capture, the designer of world leading and innovative chemical processes for carbon dioxide removal, and working alongside the drax group, has secured a £5m grant from the uk government for a two year programme of work to progress their bioenergy and carbon capture and storage (beccs) project at drax power station. Drax is set to test another carbon capture system at its biomass power plant in north yorkshire, after today announcing plans to begin trialling mitsubishi heavy industries' (mhi) negative.
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A burning issue: biomass is the biggest source of renewable energy consumed in the uk analysis reveals the contribution of burning organic material from plants, trees and animals – including millions of tonnes of imported wood pellets from the usa and canada – to the uk's energy mix. The company was part of earlier efforts to build a £1bn prototype carbon capture coal plant, but pulled out in 2015 after it missed out on renewable energy subsidies. now the firm will try again. It is also where drax is piloting the groundbreaking negative emissions technology beccs within its ccus (carbon capture utilisation and storage) incubation area. its pumped storage, hydro and energy from waste assets in scotland include cruachan power station – a flexible pumped storage facility within the hollowed out mountain ben cruachan.
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