Drax signs steel supply deal for ‘world’s largest’ carbon capture project


Renewable energy company Drax has signed an agreement with British Steel which will see the supply of around 13,000 tonnes of steel for Drax’s multi-billion-pound UK bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) project.

Announced today (17th June), the partnership aims to advance the UK’s energy transition by further developing carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS) within the country. 

The BECCS project will capture carbon from Drax’s biomass power station located in Selby in North Yorkshire. 

Capable of providing the most renewable power of any single location in the UK, the plant uses biomass pellets which is claims reduces carbon emissions by 80% compared to coal. 

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