A new biomass terminal has been opened at the port of Hull in the UK. This has been built to support the Drax power station, which is been converted for use as a lower carbon power generator. The new facility, which forms part of Associated British Ports, will handle up to 1,000,000 tonnes of biomass annually, in what is part of a 15-year agreement with Drax. Movement of consignments to the power station at Selby will be via a rail link.
The new terminal cost £16 million and will import biomass from both Europe and North America in the form of wood pellets, of which 18,000 tonnes can be stored at any one time.