DRAX’S largest biomass shipment has arrived at the Port of Immingham in the Humber region.

Associated British Ports (ABP) and Drax received and unloaded the 63,907 tonnes of sustainable biomass from Louisiana, marking an important milestone for the port and the energy company.

The consignment supplies Drax Power Station with enough fuel to generate electricity for 1.3 million homes.

Simon Bird, director of ABP Humber, said: “Our colleagues here on the Humber are working hard to keep our homes powered, our stores stocked and keeping Britain trading. A huge thank you is deserved for all those working through this time.

“ABP is working around the clock to ensure the wellbeing of employees and customers and the safe continuation of operations."

Andy Koss, Drax CEO Generation, said: “Drax Power Station is critical national infrastructure at the heart of the UK’s energy system and we take this responsibility very seriously, especially now amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We are doing everything we can to ensure we maintain a continuous, stable and reliable electricity supply for millions of homes and businesses in the UK.

“This shipment of sustainable biomass from our pellet mills in the US – the largest yet – highlights the critical role played by infrastructure such as the ports and rail in our supply chain."