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Yorkshire carbon capture scheme secures EU boost

A carbon capture scheme based in Yorkshire has won €300 million in EU funding

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Yorkshire carbon capture scheme wins millions in EU funding

A carbon capture scheme running through Yorkshire has been given a boost with around €300 million in funding from the European Union.

Drax Power Station Credit: Press Association

The White Rose CCS Project will build a new plant beside the existing Drax Power Station site which will burn coal with the potential to co-fire sustainable biomass and meet the equivalent power needs of over 630,000 homes.

From the start, 90 per cent of the carbon dioxide produced by the new plant will be captured and piped off shore beneath the North Sea seabed.

Leigh Hackett, CEO of Capture Power, who run the project, said it "represents another significant milestone for us in our development programme and an important potential source of funding for the Project, as well as providing a strong signal for CCS in Europe."

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