Wednesday 18 October will see another glittering celebration of the industry’s finest achievements at Eastwood Hall, during the two-day BULKEX18 event. 2018 is the Government’s Year of the Engineer and the MHEA is supporting this occasion by launching a new award, Engineer of the Year.
Ian Birkinshaw, operations director at Portasilo Bulk Handling Systems, delivered a presentation to delegates at the Bulk2014 conference about a pioneering biomass conversion project at Drax. Drax is transforming itself into a predominantly biomass-fuelled generator through burning sustainable biomass in place of coal. It plans to convert three of its six generating units to burn biomass. The first unit was converted in April 2013.