Drax considers gas in post-coal world

Research on converting Drax’s remaining three boilers to gas instead of biomass has been revealed at its latest trading update

One of Drax's 12 cooling towers. Photograph: DraxThe last of Drax power station’s coal-powered boilers could be retrofitted to run on gas, according to its chief executive of generation.

Andy Koss signalled the possible conversion to gas instead of biomass at a meeting with analysts and financiers on 15 June.

The North Yorkshire power station currently generates around 70% of its electricity from biomass: two of its six units have already been converted and a third went online in December following EU state aid approval.

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