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Peel plastics park gains momentum

26 February 2020

A £7m facility to produce hydrogen from non-recyclable plastics is tipped for approval next week, as Peel Environmental progresses its wider Protos energy park at Ellesmere Port.

Peel Environmental, which is part of Peel L&P, submitted the application in September 2019 in partnership with Waste2Tricity, an energy provider specialising in converting waste into fuel.

The plant, which would occupy a 2.5-acre site, could produce up to two tonnes of hydrogen per day from 35 tonnes of plastic, the equivalent of 18,000 HGV miles, the developer says.

The plastics-to-hydrogen park 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.

Officers have recommended permission be granted for the project when Cheshire West and Chester’s planning committee meets next week.

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