Plans for the UK’s first plastic waste to hydrogen facility have been approved.
Peel Environmental and Waste2Tricity today announced the planning consent from Cheshire West & Cheshire Council at the 54-hectare Protos site near Ellesmere Port.
“The creation of the UK-first facility makes great strides to solve two important issues; the huge amount of waste plastic produced, and the over-reliance on fossil fuels for energy,” said Myles Kitcher, Managing Director at Peel Environmental.
The £7m development will utilise PowerHouse Energy Group’s Distributed Modular Generation (DMG) technology, which has the ability to turn up to 35 tonnes of unrecyclable plastics into a local source of hydrogen a day.
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