SE6526 : Drax Power Station - biomass infrastructure

taken 7 years ago, near to Camblesforth, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Drax Power Station - biomass infrastructure
Drax Power Station - biomass infrastructure
Drax is converting 3 of its 6 units to biomass firing at a cost of about 700 million. This shows the four large storage dome capable of each holding 110,000 cubic metres, the rail unloading facility (near the right-hand edge and overlapped by the razor wire) and the massive transport system and cyclones. At least some of the transport is by pneumatics. Special enclosed rail wagons have been built purely for this job to bring the pellets from the port to the power station. This is a huge leap of faith and at a stroke Drax will apparently burn more biomass than the rest of Europe combined.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 7 August, 2013
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure 
Place (from Tags)
Drax Power Station 
Power Station (from Tags)
Coal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 6551 2695 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.0901N 1:0.5038W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 6526 2709
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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