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British firm's waste-to-energy technology to clean up plastic across Europe in £1bn deal
Powerhouse Energy's pioneering British waste-to-energy technology will be rolled out across Europe in a £1billion deal.
By Tom Hill
00:01, Fri, Nov 12, 2021
In a deal signed at COP26 last night, Linde agreed to work with London-listed Powerhouse Energy and its EU partner Hydrogen Utopia (HUI) to use its technology which converts plastic into hydrogen. Linde will provide exclusive services processing the hydrogen produced in HUI's plants across Europe for the next five years. A number of plants are already planned with the first on course to open in the Polish town of Konin towards the end of next year with Bulgaria and Greece to follow. Sites are also planned in the UK with the first to open in the North West in two years with one in Scotland to follow. In total the plans are expected to create at least 500 jobs across 50 plants.
Powerhouse Energy Group chair James Greenstreet said he was "delighted" at the deal adding: "We look forward to HUI and Linde’s collaboration which would use Powerhouse technology to help accelerate Poland’s clean energy transition."
"HUI is championing our technology across Europe and potentially the world – helping provide a global solution to plastic waste.”
Harald Ranke, Managing Director at Selas-Linde said, "Producing hydrogen from plastic waste will help to solve an environmental problem and at the same time foster decentralised hydrogen utilisation.”The technology developed by Powerhouse Energy works by heating plastic to very high temperatures to create synthetic gas, or syngas, which can then be further processed to create electricity and hydrogen.
It's estimated 40 tonnes of waste could produce enough energy to power 5,000 homes a year.
Speaking to Express.co.uk CEO of HUI Aleksandra Binkowska said: "I think the impact is extraordinary.
"If our system takes 40 tonnes of plastic per day, in Poland we have 10 systems lined up, you multiply it by 10 its 400 tonnes of waste plastic per day.
"We can clean up not only Europe but the rest of the world."