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Peel gets green light at Protos

4 March 2020

Councillors granted full planning permission for Peel Environmental’s proposed £7m plastic recycling plant, the latest scheme at its renewable energy park near Ellesmere Port.

The unanimous decision by Cheshire West and Chester Council paves the way for construction to start on the project, which is to occupy a 2.5-acre site on the 133-acre Protos park.

The facility will produce hydrogen from non-recyclable plastics, through a joint venture between Peel Environmental, part of Peel L&P, and Waste2Tricity, an energy provider that specialises in converting waste into fuel.

The plant would be made up of four main buildings: a 4,700 sq ft waste reception, 4,000 sq ft gasification building, a 2,100 sq ft storage and maintenance unit and a 440 sq ft amenity building.

The aim is to produce up to two tonnes of hydrogen per day from 35 tonnes of plastic, the equivalent of 18,000 HGV miles, the developer says.

Peel Environmental and Waste2Tricity submitted the application in September 2019.

Axis PED drew up plans for the project and RSK provided technical support.

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