Drax responds to Chatham House report

Drax spokesperson comments on ‘Net Zero and Beyond: What Role for Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage?’

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“Both the UK Committee on Climate Change and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change agree that BECCS, a ground-breaking negative emissions technology which Drax is pioneering, will play a critical role in addressing the climate emergency. It is the only negative emissions technology which can produce renewable electricity whilst removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. 

“By applying BECCS to Drax’s biomass generating units, we could deliver 16 million tonnes of negative emissions a year – a significant proportion of what’s required in the UK to address the climate crisis. This could be done sustainably using low-grade wood from the working forests we already source from, which have a large surplus of this material.”