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Drax Group

Drax Group’s purpose is to enable a zero carbon, lower cost energy future and in 2019 announced a world-leading ambition to be carbon negative by 2030, using bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) technology.

Drax’s around 3,000 employees operate across three principal areas of activity – electricity generation, electricity sales to business customers and compressed wood pellet production and supply to third parties. For more information visit


Drax Power Station
United Kingdom

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  • C-Zero intends to buy 2,000 metric tonnes of carbon removals from Drax’s first US bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) project for $300 per tonne.  Drax aims to deliver 12 million metric ...
  • Wind vs gas: Almost a third (32.4%) of Britain’s electricity was supplied from wind power during the first quarter of 2023, outpacing gas which delivered 31.7%. It is the first-time wind has provided ...
  • Drax has announced that almost 50 years of power generation from coal at its North Yorkshire power station has come to an end. Drax Power Station was once Western Europe’s largest coal-fired power sta ...
  • Drax has been invited to enter formal bilateral discussions with the Government immediately, to move the project forward and ensure the Government is able to fulfil its restated commitment to achievin ...
  • New research highlights the critical contribution that biomass could play in late 2020s as coal plants and nuclear fleet close down Drax pauses UK BECCS investment in 2023 as it awaits clarity of Gove ...
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