White Rose CCS order accepted


Capture Power Limited, the consortium of Alstom, Drax and BOC, has had its Development Consent Order (DCO) application to build a state-of-the-art CCS demonstration project, the White Rose CCS Project, has been accepted for examination by the Planning Inspectorate.

An independent Planning Inspector will now consider the merits of the proposed White Rose CCS Project before making a recommendation to the Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change who will make the final decision about whether the Project is granted Development Consent.

On being granted Development Consent, subject to funding being agreed, the intention is to develop a new, up to 448MWe (gross), coal-fired demonstration oxy-fuel power plant with full CCS equipment on land adjacent to the existing Drax Power Station, near Selby, North Yorkshire. The project would be one of the first large scale demonstration plants of its type in the world.

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