Top Interview: UK Biomass Specialist Drax Speaks on Japan Market and CCS

September 13, 2023|Biofuels

Drax Group is a renewable energy utility and a supplier of sustainable biomass. It operates a portfolio of biomass, hydro-electric and pumped hydro storage assets across four sites in England and Scotland.

The company also operates a global bioenergy supply business with manufacturing facilities at sites across the U.S. and Canada, producing compressed wood pellets for its own use and for export to Europe and Asia.

Drax has supplied sustainably sourced biomass to Japan for over a decade. It now sees the potential to grow its Japan sales. To learn more about the company’s plans, Japan NRG spoke with Okamoto Yasuhisa, Managing Director of Drax Asia.

Biomass Market in Japan

What is Drax’s interest in the Japanese market? What opportunities and scope do you see right now?

Drax has several supply contracts with customers in Japan that involve the supply of millions of tons of biomass over the next decade. The Japanese market provides a great opportunity for Drax.

As a leading sustainable biomass generation and supply business, we are keen to build new partnerships with counterparties that value not only our biomass supply capabilities, but also our technical know-how gained from converting our own coal- fired units to biomass.

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