Drax Group CEO responds to the government’s new power BECCS project submission

By Will Gardiner, CEO
Drax Group Inc.
August 24, 2022
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: International

The UK Government published a document launching a power BECCS project submission process with the intention of bringing forward projects that meet their eligibility and deliverability assessment into their Track-1 process for CCS clusters. This is consistent with our ambition for deploying BECCS at Drax Power Station in the 2020s. …Will Gardiner, Drax Group CEO, said: “This announcement shows the government’s continued commitment to decarbonising the economy by deploying the vital carbon removal technology bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS). This could kick start a whole new sector of the economy and support energy security. “BECCS is vital because it can produce reliable renewable power whilst also permanently removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere – no other technology does both. “Drax plans to invest £2bn in what will be the biggest carbon capture in power project in the world.”

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