Alderley Park, UK – Econic will test waste gas from the Drax Group's power station in the UK as a raw material for poyols. The two companies signed the agreement in late January.
Will Gardner is Drax' CEO. He explained that his company's ambition 'is to become carbon negative by 2030. By working with companies like Econic, we are exploring new opportunities of clean growth.'
Econic will test carbon dioxide from Drax' new bioenergy with carbon capture (BECC) system. This can capture 1 tonne/day of CO2 from the power station, which generates 12% of the UK's renewable electricity.
If the tests are successful and products produced from the gas by Econic are successful; using CO2 like this could reduce the UK's emissions by the same amount as if 4m cars were taken off the roads, said Drax.