Powerhouse Energy and Peel L&P Environmental are collaborating to develop 11 plastic to hydrogen facilities across the UK.
It is hoped that the new facilities will revolutionise the way that plastic waste is currently handled providing a comprehensive solution for some of the 4.9 million tonnes of plastic waste generated in the UK each year, preventing it ending up in landfill or the ocean.
Work has begun at one of the new hydrogen production sites, which is located near Elsmere Port in Cheshire.
As work progresses, Powerhouse Energy has appointed a number of senior engineers, application engineers and support staff, who will be based at University of Chester’s Thornton Science Park next to Protos.
Powerhouse will use their clean technology at a local level, providing a treatment solution for end of life plastic waste whilst producing clean hydrogen fuel.
Tim Yeo, chairman of Powerhouse Energy Group said ‘We welcome the commencement of activity at Protos with clearance of the site where the first commercial-scale plant will be built, which will help accelerate the UK’s clean energy transition.
‘Powerhouse is getting down to business ahead of intense activity expected in 2021 as demand for our waste plastic to hydrogen technology gains rapid momentum. The company has strengthened the board and appointed a number of key experts to our operational team. I am looking forward to the next year as the opportunity for Powerhouse continues to grow and our clean energy technology can become part of the solution to air pollution and waste plastic.’