Associated British Ports (ABP) and Drax have received and unloaded the largest shipment of sustainable biomass which arrived at the Port of Immingham earlier this week.

63,907 tonnes of Drax’s sustainable biomass was transported on the Zheng Zhi bulk carrier vessel from the US port of Baton Rouge in Louisiana.

The delivery provided Drax Power Station with enough fuel to generate electricity for 1.3 million homes.

“Drax Power Station is critical national infrastructure at the heart of the UK’s energy system, and we take this responsibility very seriously, especially now amid the ongoing coronavirus situation,” said Andy Koss, Drax CEO Generation.

“We are doing everything we can to ensure that we maintain a continuous, stable and reliable electricity supply for millions of homes and businesses in the UK.” 

“This shipment of sustainable biomass from our pellet mills in the US – the largest yet – highlights the critical role played by infrastructure such as the ports and rail in our supply chain.”

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Source: ABP