Clean Energy

Visit to C-Capture Pilot Plant at Drax Power Station

Visit to C-Capture Pilot Plant at Drax Power Station
  • Date From 26th March 2024
  • Date To 26th March 2024
  • Price From free.
  • Location C-Capture Ltd Site Office, Materials Handling Gate, Drax Power Ltd. New Road, Drax, Selby, YO8 8PH.


C-Capture, a University of Leeds spin out, has developed an innovative carbon capture technology which is being developed and demonstrated at Drax Power in Yorkshire, with the potential to deliver negative emissions.

The pilot plant at Drax has been operating with real flue gas since early 2019. The data gathered from this trial is feeding directly into the design process for a full-scale plant, with a target of 10,000 tonnes of CO2 per day captured from one of Drax’s four biomass fired boilers. A recent development has been the installation of equipment to bottle the captured CO2 to allow other organisations to test their own developing technologies with genuine Drax derived CO2.

Based on the initial data from the Drax pilot, in 2019 C-Capture and Drax were jointly awarded a multimillion-pound grant by the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to further develop the process technology and understand the feasibility of applying it to Drax’s specific situation.


  • 12:00 – Optional networking lunch at The Huntsman pub in Drax Village (YO8 8NT)
  • 13:30 – Arrival and welcome at Drax Power Station
  • 14:00 – Welcome by George Mkushi, R&D Engineering Manager
  • 14:10 – Talk on C-capture at the Drax Hub
  • 14:50 – Talk on Drax at the Drax Hub
  • 15:05 – Transfer to C-Capture plant at the Woodshed
  • 15:15 – Site tour of C-Capture pilot
  • 16:05 – Transfer back to Drax Hub
  • 16:15 – Return to the Hub for Q&A and IChemE communications
  • 16:45 – Coffee/Tea and biscuits and attendee networking


George Mkushi, R&D Engineering Manager, C-Capture

George is the R&D Engineering Manager for award winning C-Capture and their innovative carbon capture technology. He is a former executive at East Energy. George has built and led multi-disciplinary teams and developed and delivered new technologies.

The material presented in this talk has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenter's own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the Clean Energy Special Interest Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.


C-Capture will provide PPE (high vis, hard hats and eye protection). Long sleeves, long trousers, and sensible footwear suitable for a factory environment is recommended. 


12:00–17:30 GMT.


  • IChemE Members: £10.00
  • Non-members: £10.00
  • Students: Free

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