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Drax Flicks Switch On Fourth Biomass Unit in Yorkshire

Priyanka Shrestha, Energy Live News

The UK’s largest wood-burning power station, Drax, has switched on a fourth biomass generation unit.

The fourth biomass generation unit at Drax’s power station in Yorkshire has been switched on.

Work got underway on the conversion of the coal unit to biomass in June at a cost of around £30 million – significantly below the level of the other projects.

The previous three units were converted between 2013 and 2016, with an investment of around £700 million in total.

Drax Power CEO Andy Koss said: “This is another major milestone in the transformation of the power station. It will extend the life of the plant, protecting jobs, whilst delivering cleaner, reliable power for millions of homes and businesses.”

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