60 trains a week to deliver biomass in UK
DB Cargo UK has won a new, five-year “hook and haul” contract to transport supplies of sustainable biomass to Drax. The rail freight carrier will operate an average of 60 trains per week from the ports of Immingham and Hull to Drax Power Station in Selby, Yorkshire.
Each train will carry around 1,650 t of sustainable biomass to Drax Power Station, which provides flexible and reliable renewable power for millions of UK homes and businesses.
Drax supplies 12% of the UK’s renewable electricity. Using sustainable biomass instead of coal at Drax Power Station has reduced emissions by more than 80%, DB Cargo UK said. (ben)