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Drax power plant to burn wood rather than coal

11 Dec 2013
Drax power station in Britain, is set to become one of Europe’s biggest generators of renewable energy. The plant, which is Britain’s largest coal-fired power station, has power generation capacity of more than 3.9GW and will be transformed into a predominantly biomass-fuelled generator.

This will be done by burning renewable biomass, namely wood pellets, in replacement of coal. This reduces carbon emissions by 80% and will provide renewable power to approximately 1 million homes.

In April 2013 the plant finished converting one its generating units to biomass and plans to convert a further two units by 2016.

The $1.1 billion plant is located in North Yorkshire, England.