New plans for 11 new waste to hydrogen facilities

Infrastructure developer Peel Environmental has signed a collaboration agreement with energy companies Waste2Tricity and PowerHouse Energy. Together, the companies will invest £130m into the development of 11 new waste plastic to hydrogen facilities. The first facility will be built at Peel Environmental’s Protos bioenergy facility in Cheshire.

The sites will use advanced thermal treatment technology, said to be the first example largescale application of such technology in the UK. The facility at Protos will take 25 tonnes of non-recyclable plastic per day and use it to produce hydrogen to power road vehicles. This will provide Cheshire with a local source of hydrogen energy that could be used to provide low-emission and low-cost fuel to busses and heavy goods vehicles, before eventually being used to fuel cars. The plant could also provide portions of energy to the local energy grid.

Peel Environmental will provide real estate and infrastructure for the projects, with Waste2Tricity handling development and PowerHouse Energy providing the hydrogen conversion technology. Peel Environmental is currently looking for more development sites to build the remaining 10 facilities.

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