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Peel progresses Protos plant

30 September 2019

Working with energy provider Waste2Tricity, Peel Environmental has put forward a planning application for a plastics-to-hydrogen facility at the 133-acre site near Ellesmere Port.

The £7m facility is said to be the first of its type in the UK to use advanced thermal treatment technology developed by PowerHouse Energy Group, which is based at Cheshire’s Thornton Science Park.

The proposed plant will use up to 35 tonnes of unrecyclable plastics a day to create hydrogen, which can potentially be used to power road vehicles. Peel Environmental, part of Peel L&P, is behind the planning application, which has now been submitted to Cheshire West & Chester Council for consideration, following a public consultation earlier this year.

The facility could also generate electricity which could be provided to commercial users via a microgrid at Protos.

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