£130m deal for 11 waste plastic to hydrogen facilities

In a bid to tackle environmental problems, three UK companies have signed a £130m agreement to develop 11 facilities that produce hydrogen from plastic waste.

Peel Environmental, Waste2Tricity and PowerHouse Energy will use a UK first advanced thermal treatment technology at the proposed 11 sites, which could transform the way waste plastics are dealt with nationally.

The pioneering DMG® (Distributed Modular Gasification) technology developed by PowerHouse Energy produces a local source of hydrogen from unrecyclable plastics.

This clean and low-cost hydrogen produced could be used to power buses and heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), before being rolled out to hydrogen cars, helping to reduce air pollution and improve air quality on UK roads.

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