Farmers will grow crops to be burned for energy by Drax at its north Yorkshire power plant under a new deal. The company that owns the plant in Selby will work with the National Farmers Union on cultivating crops that can be turned into biomass pellets or fuel. Energy crops, typically high-yield plants that absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide, can be burned while producing power on a carbon neutral, or even carbon negative, basis. Drax’s plant provides as much as 6pc of the UK’s electricity. Designed to burn coal, it has largely switched to burning biomass, mostly in the form of wood chip pellets imported from the US.
Telegraph 20th Sept 2021 read more »