Completing the first BECCS project in the UK

Alex talks with Drax CEO, Will Gardiner, about the post-COP landscape and what needs to happen to complete the first BECCS (Bioenergy with Carbon Capture Storage) project in the UK.

Will Gardiner has been a key architect of Drax Group’s strategy to create a flexible, low-carbon, customer-focused power company. He also participated in a panel discussion at the Decarb Connect Festival 2022 in January (get in touch if you would like to see the discussion). 

In this episode, Alex and Will talk about the results from COP26, but also what’s needed next to keep the goal of 1.5oC alive. They explore a little of what’s needed from international policy and how Drax’s global operations are expanding to meet the decarbonisation opportunity. Will also shares his thoughts on renewables, voluntary carbon markets and the need for more support of permanent removal technologies.

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