UK’s first plastic to hydrogen site approved

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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