Jan 2, 2015

Green Transportation Video Series, Part 5: Harley Davidson Goes Electric

Green Tech
1 min
There's perhaps no more iconic motorcycle than a Harley Davidson. With it's signature roar and styling, a Harley is undoubtedly one of the co...

There's perhaps no more iconic motorcycle than a Harley Davidson. With it's signature roar and styling, a Harley is undoubtedly one of the coolest ways to get around. So, with news earlier this year that Harley Davidson is running an electric motorcycle pilot project called Project LiveWire, some were worried that the brand's soul would be lost to a quiet, more demure engine. Well, as it turns out, they were so very, very wrong. 

Check out this thing in action. It really sounds like a figher jet taking off. 

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Check out the rest of our series here:

Part 1: The Hyperloop 

Part 2: Electric Air

Part 3: BMW i8 vs Tesla Model S

Part 4: Electric Boats

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Apr 23, 2021

Drax advances biomass strategy with Pinnacle acquisition

Dominic Ellis
2 min
Drax is advancing biomass following Pinnacle acquisition it reported in a trading update

Drax' recently completed acquisition of Pinnacle more than doubles its sustainable biomass production capacity and significantly reduces its cost of production, it reported in a trading update.

The Group’s enlarged supply chain will have access to 4.9 million tonnes of operational capacity from 2022. Of this total, 2.9 million tonnes are available for Drax’s self-supply requirements in 2022, which will rise to 3.4 million tonnes in 2027.

The £424 million acquisition of the Canadian biomass pellet producer supports Drax' ambition to be carbon negative by 2030, using bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) and will make a "significant contribution" in the UK cutting emissions by 78% by 2035 (click here).

Drax CEO Will Gardiner said its Q1 performance had been "robust", supported by the sale of Drax Generation Enterprise, which holds four CCGT power stations, to VPI Generation.

This summer Drax will undertake maintenance on its CfD(2) biomass unit, including a high-pressure turbine upgrade to reduce maintenance costs and improve thermal efficiency, contributing to lower generation costs for Drax Power Station.

In March, Drax secured Capacity Market agreements for its hydro and pumped storage assets worth around £10 million for delivery October 2024-September 2025.

The limitations on BECCS are not technology but supply, with every gigatonne of CO2 stored per year requiring approximately 30-40 million hectares of BECCS feedstock, according to the Global CCS Institute. Nonetheless, BECCS should be seen as an essential complement to the required, wide-scale deployment of CCS to meet climate change targets, it concludes.

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