This biomass power plant in UK starts CO2 capturing
The Drax biomass power plant in North Yorkshire, UK, is capturing carbon dioxide produced from wood burning for the first time ever and is even looking at ways to store and use the captured carbon. Officials say the scheme would capture about a tonne of CO2 each day.
“This innovative technology has the potential to make huge strides in our efforts to tackle climate change while kick-starting an entirely new cutting-edge industry in the UK,” Britain’s energy and clean growth minister Claire Perry said.
If everything goes to plan, Drax hopes that by scaling up the technology—developed by Leeds-based C-Capture—it can enable the creation of negative-emission biomass power plants, meaning the facilities can remove more greenhouse gases from the atmosphere than it generates.