First of a fleet of local ‘waste to hydrogen’ units on schedule for startup by Q1 2022, says PowerHouse

PowerHouse says it expects its first project to convert plastic into syngas and power, planned  at Peel NRE’s Protos site, will be commissioned and operational by the end of Q1 2022, and a plant in Poland may be commissioned within a similar timeframe.

The company said it had identified 77 sites as potential locations for Powerhouse plants in the UK and that pipeline would be springboard for international expansion.

The company plans to use a proprietary process technology to convert waste plastic, end-of-life-tyres and other waste streams into syngas that can be used to make chemical precursors or hydrogen, or generate electricity. It says the modular, hydrogen from waste  process can generate up to 2t of road-fuel quality hydrogen and more than 58MWh of exportable electricity per day and that with a  small operating footprint, it aims to be used at a local level.

Last November Powerhouse signed non-binding Heads of Terms with Hydrogen Utopia International and a binding agreement with HUI is required before work starts on the Polish project.

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