UK’s first waste-to-hydrogen plant secures next stage funding

The UK’s first waste-to-hydrogen plant has secured funding for the next stage of its development at its site in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.

Having completed a review of completed engineering work, Peel L&P Environmental has committed to funding the development of the Distributed Modular Gasification (DMG) facility at its Protos Energy Park up to financial close – the point where full project third party funding has been secured – using technology developed by UK technology company Powerhouse Energy Group to turn waste plastics into hydrogen and electricity.

The Protos facility will be managed by Waste2Tricity after the engineering company obtained the exclusive rights to use Powerhouse’s technology in the UK and Southeast Asia. Projected to cost £7 million, it will have the capacity to process 35 tonnes of waste plastics per day, aiming to produce 3.8 megawatts of electricity (MWe) on site, to export 3.4MWe and to produce up to two tonnes of hydrogen per day from the site.