Planning permission granted for waste-to-hydrogen plant at Rothesay Dock

Plans for a £20 million energy from waste facility that will turn waste plastic into hydrogen have been approved by West Dunbartonshire Council.
The plant is the second of its kind in the UK and will convert 13.5kt of plastic to hydrogen each year. The hydrogen will be used as a clean fuel for HGVs, buses and cars, with plans for a linked hydrogen refuelling station on the site. The plans were lodged by Peel NRE – part of Peel L&P – for the site at Rothesay Dock on the north bank of the River Clyde.
Richard Barker, Development Director at Peel NRE, said, “Whilst the focus must remain on removing plastic from society, there are still end of life plastics that need managing. The £20m plant will play a pivotal role in making the best use of non-recyclable material, with the resulting hydrogen able to help cut carbon emissions from vehicles.”
The first facility is due to begin construction this year at Peel NRE’s Protos site in Cheshire near Ellesmere Port.
Peel NRE has signed a collaboration agreement with Powerhouse Energy Group to develop 11 waste plastic to hydrogen facilities across the UK over the next few years, with the option of exclusive rights for a total of 70 facilities.

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