DRAX Power Station welcomed the region’s MEP to showcase is plans to become Europe’s largest decarbonisation project.

John Procter, who represents Yorkshire and the Humber at the European Parliament, had a tour of the UK’s largest power station, near Selby and heard about how it had upgraded half of its generating units to use sustainable biomass instead of coal.

He then met with Drax Power chief executive Andy Koss to hear about further plans to repower up to two of the remaining coal units to gas, convert a fourth unit to biomass and develop up to 200MW of battery storage.

Mr Koss said after his meeting with Mr Proctor said: “Using our extensive engineering skill and expertise we successfully upgraded half of the power station to use biomass, transforming the business to become the largest decarbonisation project in Europe.

“We’re continuing to innovate – we plan to convert a fourth generating unit to use biomass later this year,.”