Our biomass plans

In July 2012, Drax confirmed that it plans to transform itself into a predominantly biomass-fuelled generator through burning sustainable biomass in place of coal. Initially, Drax plans to convert three of its six generating units to run on sustainable biomass.

The first unit was converted in the second quarter of 2013. From May 2014, a second ran as an enhanced co-firing unit, burning at least 85% biomass, until it was fully converted in the fourth quarter of 2014. The third unit is expected to be converted in 2015/16.

We are also evaluating the option to convert a fourth unit.