The UK company turning waste plastic into fuel for hydrogen cars

Britain produces about 5 million metric tons of plastic waste every year, but less than a third of that is recycled. Roughly half ends up in landfills.

UK company Powerhouse Energy wants to turn this plastic deluge into an opportunity by producing energy from non-recyclable plastics and other waste.

Powerhouse Energy has developed a process where it shreds the waste and then heats it to around 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit to produce syngas — a mixture of hydrogen, methane and carbon monoxide. Syngas can either be burned to produce electricity, or the hydrogen can be separated out topower fuel cells in vehicles.

Powerhouse Energy Group PLC (LON:PHE) has developed the innovative PHE DMG® System, their proprietary thermal conversion technology. DMG® technology provides a mechanism to dispose of a wide range of waste streams by using them as feedstock that can be converted to EcoSynthesis Gas.

Click to view all articles for the EPIC:
Or click to view the full company profile:
    Share on facebook
    Facebook
    Share on twitter
    Twitter
    Share on linkedin
    LinkedIn

    More articles like this

    Powerhouse Energy Group Planning permission granted for DMG facility

    PowerHouse Energy Group plc (LON:PHE), the UK technology company pioneering hydrogen production from waste plastic, has today announced that planning permission has been granted to Peel Environmental and Waste2Tricity (Protos) Limited for the DMG® facility at Protos Energy

    What is DMG?

    Distributed Modular System (DMG) technology can: convert unrecyclable plastic into high-grade hydrogenfor use as a transport fuel generate power for exportby private wire or to the grid Powerhouse Energy Group PLC (LON:PHE) has developed the innovative PHE DMG®

    The future of waste-to-energy technology

    We produce over 2 billion tons of waste per year, a number that’s expected to grow by 70% by 2050. We’ve long sought ways to turn all this waste into energy, but this has usually meant incineration –

    Progress made on plastic to hydrogen sites

    The development of hydrogen production from waste plastics sites across the UK is set to accelerate following a supplemental collaboration agreement between PowerHouse Energy Group and Peel Environmental signed yesterday. The collaboration will focus on the Protos Energy