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Drax’s U.K. conversion aid faces EU probe

January 5, 2015 - According to a recent article on Bloomberg Business, the European Union (E.U.) is planning on investigating the U.K.’s plans to support conversion of a coal-powered unit to burn wood pellets at a coal plant in Selby, England.


January 5, 2016
By Andrew Snook


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The E.U. is concerned that the U.K. government aid might overcompensate Drax Group Plc and that the plant’s demand for 2.4 million metric tons of wood pellets a year would distort the pellet market.

If Drax is successful in converting the unit, it will mark the company’s third coal-powered unit to burn wood pellets unit converted to biomass.

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