Waste2Tricity has announced its partnership with Peel Environmental – part of Peel L&P, submitting plans for a waste plastic to hydrogen facility at its 54-hectare Protos site near Ellesmere Port. The £7m plant will use ‘UK first’ advanced thermal treatment technology developed by PowerHouse Energy Group (AIM:PHE) at Thornton Science Park, next door to Protos. The pioneering DMG® (Distributed Modular Generation) technology could transform the way plastics are dealt with in the region. The plant will take up to 35 tonnes of unrecyclable plastics a day and create a local source of hydrogen which could be used to power road vehicles. This local source of hydrogen could be used as a clean and low-cost fuel for buses, Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) and cars, helping to reduce air pollution and improve air quality on local roads. The facility will also generate electricity which could be provided to commercial users via a microgrid at Protos, helping to reduce reliance on fossil fuels. The development will see a further 14 full time permanent jobs created at the Protos site with over 100 jobs created in the North West during fabrication and construction.