Drax applies for White Rose CCS environment permit

An application for the first carbon capture and storage permit in the UK has been submitted to the Environment Agency

Drax has submitted an application for the UK’s first carbon capture and storage (CCS) environmental permit.

The Environment Agency is consulting on a substantial variation to Drax Power Ltd’s existing permit to allow it to develop the White Rose project if its receives funding from DECC next year.

It is one of only two CCS projects, alongside SSE's Peterhead, at an advanced development stage in the UK. A third potential project, at Grangemouth in Scotland, received feasibility funding in March.

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