Recycled plastic will save the environment by creating a pollution free Hydrogen Society
A new vision is looking to tackle the world’s problem of unrecyclable plastic and turn it into a solution – aiming to ‘turn off the plastic tap into the ocean’ and ultimately clean it up. Waste2tricity (W2T) will soon be helping to transform unrecyclable plastic into low cost hydrogen road fuel and electricity in the UK to create a pollution free Hydrogen Society.
W2T Chairman, Tim Yeo, said: “The Government’s ambition to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the UK to almost zero by 2050 is a goal that can only be realised if the UK dramatically rethinks its support of innovative technologies. There must be faster approval of environmentally beneficial technologies, including streamlined land use planning policies and lighter touch regulation. This will encourage innovation and bring forward-thinking businesses to the country.
The UK should also follow China who have realised the potential of Hydrogen fuel. The world’s biggest car market is set to embrace hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle technology. China’s former science-and-technology minister, who’s been called the father of China’s electric-car movement said this week that he wants to ‘establish a hydrogen society.’ If the UK can follow China’s lead perhaps the country may reach its 2050 target.”
W2T was established in 2008 and is a project developer and operator in the energy-from-plastic sector. By treating plastic as a fuel they aim to limit the contamination of the environment, whilst creating a clean energy in the form of low cost and low carbon dioxide hydrogen, as well as generating power for export by private wire or to the grid.
With exclusive rights to use innovative technology, W2T can turns waste plastic into hydrogen, which can be used for transport fuel. The process takes all mixed waste plastic in an untreated and unsorted contaminated form and requires no sorting or washing. This ground breaking technology has the potential to not only create a green fuel but to clean up plastic from the world’s oceans.
This technology has also exclusively demonstrated small scale conversion of plastic to hydrogen and electricity with zero plastic remaining.
W2T are the exclusive developer in UK and South East Asia including Japan and South Korea for the Powerhouse PLC DMG (distributes modular generation) for waste plastic to hydrogen and electricity. W2T aim to monetise plastic via this highly efficient conversion system and enabling the deployed projects to buy in unrecyclable plastic waste in countries, such as Indonesia for $50 a ton. Therefore, dissuading the disposal of waste plastic in rivers and oceans.
The technology has been developed by Powerhouse Energy PLC DMG® over several years at the University of Chester Energy Centre and W2T is the exclusive developer in the UK. The company’s first-of-a-kind plastics to hydrogen plant in the UK is proposed at Peel Environmental’s – part of Peel L&P – 54-acre Protos site near Ellesmere Port in Cheshire.
W2T is currently in extensive discussions with significant financial institutions and high net worth private individuals to fund the First of a Kind plant at Protos which will be invested in the Special Purpose Vehicle Waste2Tricity (Protos) Ltd and this process is proceeding satisfactorily.W2T is raising £1 million pre-IPO with the aim of being a public company towards the end of 2019/beginning of 2020. The next stage of development will focus on switching the technology to allow it to produce hydrogen for use in a distributed hydrogen network as well as syngas production for generating electricity.
The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) is continuing negotiations and a planning application for the development of the plant at Ellesmere Port is expected to be submitted in June 2019. Subject to planning approval the plant hopes to be operational early next year.