DRAX Drax cuts emissions by over 90% to become one of Europe's lowest carbon power generators

  • Aug 18, 2021
  • Electric Energy

British renewable energy company Drax Group has cut the carbon emissions from its power generation by over 90 per cent in under a decade, becoming one of Europe's lowest carbon intensity power generators and moving it closer to achieving its world-leading ambition to be carbon negative by 2030.

Formerly the largest coal power station in Western Europe, Drax has this year ended commercial coal generation, sold its existing gas assets and transformed itself into one of the region's primary decarbonisers - it is now a purely renewable power generator.

Drax has also made significant progress in the first half of 2021 with plans to deploy the world's largest carbon capture project by fitting critical negative emissions technology BECCS at the power plant in North Yorkshire.

Deploying BECCS at Drax could enable the renewable energy company to make an even greater contribution to carbon reductions in the coming decade, while creating jobs and supporting the UK's green transition.