Drax, North Yorkshire

Drax and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Sign Pioneering Deal Towards Delivery of the World's Largest Negative Emissions Project

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 9:12am

TOKYO, June 10, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Drax Group and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd., part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, have agreed a long-term contract for Drax to use its carbon capture technology, the Advanced KM CDR processTM, in what would be the largest deployment of negative emissions in power generation anywhere in the world.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, June 10, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Drax Group and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd., part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, have agreed a long-term contract for Drax to use its carbon capture technology, the Advanced KM CDR processTM, in what would be the largest deployment of negative emissions in power generation anywhere in the world.
  • Drax is already the largest decarbonisation project in Europe, having converted its power station to use sustainable biomass instead of coal, reducing its emissions by more than 85%.
  • By deploying BECCS technology, Drax aims to go further - becoming carbon negative by 2030.
  • Drax is the first company to sign a contract to deploy carbon capture technology at scale in the UK.

Drax Group deploys Solace to improve its IT infrastructure

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 9:00am

Drax needed a unified, real-time view of its data to maximise the efficiency and the environmental footprint of its supply chain and energy production.

Key Points: 
  • Drax needed a unified, real-time view of its data to maximise the efficiency and the environmental footprint of its supply chain and energy production.
  • Solace is a key element of Drax's Data and Integration Hubs, which allow easy access to data sources, wherever they are.
  • With this capability, Solace will help Drax to dynamically manage demand fluctuations, storage, and energy delivery across the UK.
  • Mark Leonard, Director of IT at Drax Group, said: "Having efficient IT infrastructure is key to delivering our purpose of enabling a zero carbon, lower cost energy future for our business customers.

Drax to Acquire Pinnacle Renewable Energy – a Major Canada-Based International Supplier of Sustainable Biomass Fuel

Monday, February 8, 2021 - 1:00pm

The acquisition brings together Drax, which owns the worlds largest sustainable biomass power station in the UK, with Pinnacle, one of the leading global producers of high-quality compressed wood pellets.

Key Points: 
  • The acquisition brings together Drax, which owns the worlds largest sustainable biomass power station in the UK, with Pinnacle, one of the leading global producers of high-quality compressed wood pellets.
  • This Canadian-UK combination will be positioned as the worlds leading sustainable biomass supply and power generation business.
  • Drax is the largest decarbonisation project in Europe having converted the UKs biggest coal-fired power station to use sustainable biomass, delivering carbon savings of more than 80%.
  • As the UKs biggest single-site renewable electricity generator, Drax produces enough renewable electricity for four million homes.