Drax Power Station – Conversion from Burning Coal to Biomass

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  • Location: Level 8 Seminar Rm (8.119), School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds

On Monday 12th June, we’ll be joined by Dr Rebecca Heaton.

Rebecca is Head of Sustainability and Policy at Drax power station and was recently appointed to the Committee on Climate Change.

Drax generates 7% of the UK’s electricity, 70% of which – enough to power Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and Liverpool – is now made using compressed wood pellets rather than coal.

Rebecca will talk about the process of converting Drax’s power generation from coal to biomass and the importance of getting sustainability right – including within the global wood supply chains.

Join us at 4 pm in the School of Earth and Environment (Seminar Room 8.119) – all welcome.

The seminar will be followed by drinks in the School of Earth and Environment Reception.

Directions to the School of Earth and Environment can be found here.