Capital Flows, Sector Focus

Investors keep faith in carbon capture to wash away biomass imperfections

Drax power station in the UK
A Drax power station (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Trial projects hope to unlock the potential for carbon-negative energy by storing emissions from the burning of biomass. Campaigners say there is still the prospect of climate harm and paint the underlying assumptions as bold, but large institutions – sitting on healthy returns – are taking a more pragmatic approach.

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