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Government approves Drax biomass power stations

Energy minister Charles Hendry today gave the go-ahead for two new Drax biomass stations in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.

Drax Biomass has been granted permission for a 299MW biomass-fuelled station on its existing 4GW plant in Selby, North Yorkshire.

The firm has also been given the green light for a 299MW biomass-fuelled power station at South Killingholme near Immingham.

During construction, both developments will employ an average of around 600 people on site and have total workforces of around 150 when operational.

Readers' comments (3)

  • Where is the fuel coming from? Is it locally grown waste or an imported valuable resource?

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  • As a shareholder I welcome anything that will improve the share price. Shareholders have seen substantial losses in recent years.
    Robert Gibson MICE

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  • To answer Mr Cooper the bulk of the fuel will be imported timber, much of it imported into Tyneside at a purpose built facility, travel in purpose built rail wagons to Drax where again a purpose built facility will handle it. I am also a shareholder and worry that so much is becoming dependent on producing subsidised power rather than that which is most economic.I fear it will all end in tears

    D Limbert (F)

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