New Drax-based carbon capture and storage solution backed by government

A next-generation carbon capture project being developed on an incubation site at Drax Power Station has been awarded government funding.
Promethean Particles is looking to advance metal-organic frameworks-based negative emissions technology, and has been working with the energy giant for the past year on Project Monet.
The University of Nottingham spin-out has been allocated backing from the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, which aims to accelerate the development of technology. It uses a solid material over chemical or solvent-based solutions, and is described as being more energy intensive.
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James Stephenson, chief executive at Promethean, said: “We are extremely proud that Project Monet has been chosen by DESNZ as one of the winners of this competition. Carbon removal is now a necessity in limiting the devastating effects of climate change. MOF-based carbon capture can help enable broade …