SE6628 : Drax Power Station - biomass and gypsum

taken 6 years ago, near to Barlow, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Drax Power Station - biomass and gypsum
Drax Power Station - biomass and gypsum
In the foreground is a huge mass of crumbling biomass and I am not sure what will become of it. Drax Power's website proclaims that biomass should not be stored outside because it is adversely affected by moisture. Drax has been experimenting with co-firing a percentage of biomass since 2002 but is now moving to all out conversion on three units with enormous covered storage domes - each containing up to 110,000 cubic metres. The long shed beyond can store up to 58,000 tonnes of gypsum produced by the flue gas desulphurisation plant. This can be loaded on to trains at the extreme right of the picture.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 5 August, 2013
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure 
Place (from Tags)
Drax Power Station 
Power Station (from Tags)
Coal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 6607 2806 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.6843N 0:59.9803W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 6600 2812
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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