Biomass Renewable Electricity

We’re committed to offering you 100% reliable, affordable renewable electricity.

A renewable energy option is available for all of our products.

Why go renewable?

Being more sustainable isn’t only good for the environment, it’s also good for your business.

If your organisation is placing an increasing value on suppliers that operate sustainably, you may also be basing your procurement decisions around environmental policies.

Using biomass renewable electricity is just one way that your business can decrease its carbon footprint, contribute to a low carbon economy, and help tackle climate change.

What is biomass?

Biomass is the alternative choice for today; a modern and highly efficient renewable energy source.

Using the latest technology, power stations such as Drax can be upgraded from coal – a fossil fuel of the past – to biomass, a renewable energy source of the future. And all without taking the existing power stations off the grid.

At Haven, we source the majority of our power from Drax Power Station, which has become the single largest renewable energy generator in the UK. To achieve this, Drax upgraded and converted some of its old generation units so that they now use compressed wood pellets instead of coal.

Drax processes and compresses low grade wood into small high-density pellets. Then, millions of pellets at a time are transported by ships and trains – minimising the cost and environmental impact.

Did you know?

Drax only works with suppliers that pass tough independent screening and sustainability audits.

Why biomass?

Drax’s sustainably sourced biomass provides a reduction of over 80% in carbon emissions compared to coal – even when taking carbon emissions from transporting the pellets into account.

Wind and solar energy have the potential to take a bigger role in Britain’s energy mix. But, to do so, they need to be accompanied by another technology that can be turned up to fill gaps when the weather means wind or solar produce less than expected. Our high density wood pellets are the only non-fossil fuel that can do this.

Did you know?

Drax’s on-time and on-budget biomass upgrade involved work with its port and rail partners to build wood pellet distribution terminals on the east and west coasts of England – Hull, Tyne, Immingham and Liverpool – routing fuel from ships for onward delivery by 225 specially-designed rail wagons.

Looking to the future?

Coal still provides 9% of Great Britain’s electricity, despite being widely seen as a fossil fuel of the past that’s damaging to our environment.

For the sake of future generations, Britain is moving away from coal – the government and power industry plan to phase it out by 2025.

Haven Power and Drax Group are playing a vital role in helping change the way energy is generated, supplied and used as the UK moves to a low carbon future. Further coal-to-biomass conversions are the fastest and most reliable way to support the UK’s decarbonisation targets, whilst minimising the cost to businesses.

 

Did you know?

We can offer you reliable REGO (Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin) backed biomass renewable electricity.