26 February 2024
by Sarah Morgan

Drax partners with Sheffield’s Energy Innovation Centre

An energy company has become the latest founder member of the University of Sheffield’s newly launched Energy Innovation Centre.

The biomass domes at Drax. © Drax

Drax, the company in question, is expected by the university to advance research into next-generation carbon capture technology.

Drax joins Boeing as the second founder member of the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC), launched by the University of Sheffield Energy Institute.

The centre offers industry  access to two of the University’s newest research facilities, namely the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Innovation Centre (SAF-IC) and the Translational Energy Research Centre (TERC), which contains pilot-scale production facilities suitable for investigating different methods of carbon capture, utilisation and storage.

Drax will look at bioenergy with carbon capture and storage.

Access to the equipment at TERC will allow Drax to carry out pilot-scale testing on carbon-capture rigs in the UK.