Drax predicts turbine upgrade set to slash biomass power prices by a third

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Project is one of a number of key investments at the site that aim to push down low carbon energy costs, as it looks to advance deployment of 'carbon negative' technologies

Work has begun at Drax Power Station to upgrade one of its turbines, a move that should reduce the cost of its biomass power generation by around a third by 2027. The major £40m investment in Europe's...

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