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Drax stops sourcing biomass from Russia

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Drax has stopped sourcing biomass from Russia in response to the invasion of Ukraine.

The company said it has ceased the supply of a “very small percentage” of Russian biomass used at its power station in Yorkshire and is working with its suppliers and customers to identify any further links to Russia.

Drax also announced it is donating £280,000 (€339,000) to the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal to support relief efforts. The sum includes £30,000 (€36,300) of employee match funding from Drax’s employees based in the UK, US and Canada.

“Our first concern is for the Ukrainian people – for their safety and wellbeing,” said Will Gardiner, Drax CEO. “Drax stands behind and recognises their bravery and we hope this donation will go some way to helping those most in need.

“Like many others around the world, I absolutely condemn the Russian invasion. The resolute stance of NATO, the EU and many companies is heartening, but the situation for those in Ukraine is very worrying.”