UK’s largest power station pilots project that could result in ‘carbon negative’ electricity production

The U.K.’s largest power station is to pilot a program that could make its renewable electricity “carbon negative” — meaning that it takes out more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it creates.

Originally built as a coal-fired power station, Drax in North Yorkshire, England, has been focusing on renewables in recent years and this new bioenergy carbon capture storage (BECCS) project is claimed to be the first of its kind in Europe.

The scheme will involve Drax partnering with C-Capture, a spin-out from the University of Leeds that designs solvent systems for the removal of carbon dioxide from gas streams. Drax will invest £400,000 ($536,706) in the project, according to a statement at the weekend.

Published on CNBC, 21st May, 2018