Industrial gas provider Boc will join power firm Alstom and coal-fired power station owner Drax in developing a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in North Yorkshire.
The three firms will be developing a 426MW oxy-fired - where pure oxygen is used instead of air to burn coal - CCS project at Drax’s coal-fired power station plant.
The project will link into the Humber Cluster CO2 transport and off-shore storage network under development by the National Grid.
The developers are hopeful of gaining funds for the scheme through the European Union and the UK’s CCS demonstration programme. Up to £1bn of funding is available for a full scale CCS demonstration project after talks broke down last year between energy firm ScottishPower and the government for its CCS project at Longannet coal-fired power station.