Infographic – Drax and the White Rose CCS Project

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Britain’s largest coal-fired power station has become one of Europe’s biggest renewable electricity generators today, with the potential for future generation on the site to be based on truly clean coal.Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey opened the Drax coal-to-biomass conversion plan, and announced the Government was awarding funding to further the White Rose CCS project, also based at the site.Converting from coal to biomassDrax plans to transform itself into a predominantly biomass-fuelled generator through burning sustainable biomass in place of coal, and in April 2013 it finished converting one of its generating units to biomass. It plans to convert a further two units by 2016.The new £700 million plant now burns wood pellets rather than coal, reducing carbon emissions by 80 per cent. It will provide clean power to around 1 million homes, and will help to safeguard 1,200 jobs and many more in the supply chain and in local communities.

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