New biomass CCS pilot by Drax and MHI: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group (MHI) and Drax Group,  have agreed on new pilot project at Drax Power Station for bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), which is scheduled to get underway this autumn.

Implementing BECCS at Drax could deliver a third of the negative emissions the UK needs from BECCS to reach its zero-carbon targets by 2050 and amounts to 16 million tonnes of negative emissions every year.

To ensure it’s technology is suitable for use with biomass gases at Drax, MHI’s 12-month pilot will capture around 300kg of carbon dioxide every day.

Drax Group CEO, Will Gardiner said: “Our plans to develop groundbreaking BECCS at the power station in North Yorkshire will help to boost the UK’s economy following the Covid-19 crisis and support the development of a zero-carbon industrial cluster in the Humber region delivering clean growth and protecting thousands of jobs.”

President and CEO, Kenji Terasawa, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, said: “We are very proud to be a part of the BECCS pilot project with Drax. We firmly believe that our carbon capture technology would be able to contribute to the UK’s zero-carbon targets in a material way.”

Drax aims to accelerate its ambition to become a carbon negative company by 2030 using the pilot project.

New biomass CCS pilot by Drax and MHI

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