£20m plastic to hydrogen plant progresses

The UK’s first plastic waste to hydrogen facility is one step closer to being operational with the completion of the front-end engineering design phase.

Completed during lockdown, the study assessed all the design and engineering aspects of the proposed facility and evaluated the total project costs at an estimated £20m.

The facility, planned for Protos, Peel L&P Environmental’s strategic energy and resource hub in Cheshire, will create hydrogen which could be used to power vehicles from waste plastic.

Richard Barker, Director at Peel L&P Environmental said, “This FEED phase is an important step forward in delivering this innovative technology at Protos.”

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