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Hydrogen Utopia & Linde to Enter an Agreement to Deploy Powerhouse Energy Group Dmg Plastic Waste-to-hydrogen System in Europe

By September 6, 2021 5   min read  (902 words)

September 6, 2021 |

Fuel cells works, Hydrogen Utopia & Linde to Enter an Agreement to Deploy Powerhouse Energy Group Dmg Plastic Waste-to-hydrogen System in Europe

Hydrogen Utopia International PLC (HUI) is pleased to announce that Linde has finalised technical feasibility evaluation to deploy the syngas cleanup and hydrogen extraction of Powerhouse Energy DMG® technology in Poland.

Now HUI and Linde are in their final stage of signing a mutual contract for the syngas cleanup.

HUI have so far acquired exclusive rights to the Powerhouse DMG system in Poland, Hungary and Greece.

The feasibility study envisaged a plant to be jointly developed by Linde, HUI and Powerhouse Energy (PHE), located in Konin in Central Poland. The plan is to convert 40 tonnes of plastic waste into 58 MWh of renewable electricity and clean hydrogen per day. Once the plant is realised, the hydrogen will be used locally as a fuel for city buses and other heavy-duty vehicles, as well as for passenger cars. The DMG® system will also be used to provide heat to the citizens of Konin thanks to the Central Heating System.

The project, when completed, will contain ten DMG® units in one location. The site is one that Hydrogen Utopia International Ltd has received legal access to commence planning applications, necessary permits and EIA, and for this purpose, HUI has engaged SWECO to commence the process.

The project is subject to funding approval by the Just Transition Fund which will be matched by funds from the Polish Government under the JUST Transition fund terms of Government matching funds.

Hydrogen is increasingly seen as an essential component in the energy transition to clean energy away from fossil fuels. It is the best available technology for heavy-duty and long range transport, as well as for decarbonising key industries including cement and steel production and potentially domestic heating.

Polish Hydrogen Strategy 2030, which is being currently implemented, sets out six key targets and forty steps that must be taken to achieve European Union guidelines. The three sectors where hydrogen will be needed are energy, transport and industry. Poland is looking for new energy solutions in order to reduce its dependency on coal and make a swift transition towards sustainable energy.

Over the course of 2019, the city of Konin prepared a new energy transition strategy for the city, which includes both waste-to-energy initiatives as well as using hydrogen as a fuel for local transport and municipal companies. The city is currently engaged, together with other relevant regional stakeholders in preparing the territorial just transition plan for the Eastern Wielkopolska region.

This transition would not be possible without a close collaboration between HUI and Powerhouse Energy PLC – a UK based company which is a leading provider of onsite clean energy systems and long-term energy off-take services. Powerhouse Energy uses both traditional and renewable forms of fuel to generate both electric and thermal energy in an economically viable and environmentally responsible manner. Powerhouse holds the rights to the Distributed Modular Gasification (DMG®) technology.

“We are proud to have Linde , who are proven hydrogen experts, on board of this project. In the case of DMG deployment in Poland, Linde’s efficiency will speed up decarbonising my country. Thanks to our Powerhouse Energy DMG technology, we also aim to offer a valid solution to a massive plastic waste issue which we are facing at the moment in Poland,” says Aleksandra Binkowska, CEO of HUI.

“We at Linde are very happy to contribute our gas-cleaning and hydrogen technologies to this forward-looking project. Producing hydrogen from plastic waste will help to solve an environmental problem and at the same time foster decentralized hydrogen utilization,” says Harald Ranke, Managing Director at Selas-Linde.

ABOUT HYDROGEN UTOPIA

Hydrogen Utopia International (HUI) was founded in 2020 by Aleksandra Binkowska with the aim to turn Poland and the EU to net positive through using unrecyclable plastic and transforming it into low cost hydrogen and electricity. The UK based technology company is actively working with the EU to gain funding and subsidies for the first waste to energy DMG plant in Konin, Poland. https://www.hydrogenutopia.eu

ABOUT POWERHOUSE ENERGY GROUP

Powerhouse Energy, the sustainable hydrogen company, has developed a technology that provides a solution to non-recyclable plastic and produces a clean energy that can help improve air quality by replacing diesel with hydrogen as a transport fuel.

Powerhouse technology aims to be used at a local level providing a closed loop solution within the community for non-recyclable plastic waste, cleaning up our oceans and helping to accelerate the clean energy transition to reach the target of net zero emissions by 2030.

The Distributed Modular Generation (DMG®) technology can utilise non-recyclable plastic, end-of-life-tyres, and other waste streams to efficiently and economically convert them into syngas from which valuable products such as chemical precursors, hydrogen, electricity and other industrial products may be derived.

Powerhouse’s technology is one of the world’s first proven, distributed, modular, hydrogen from waste (HfW) process.

The Powerhouse (DMG®) process can generate up to 2 tonnes of road-fuel quality hydrogen and more than 58MWh of exportable electricity per day.

Powerhouse’s process produces low levels of safe residues and requires a small operating footprint, making it suitable for deployment at enterprise and community level. As announced on 11th February 2020 under its Supplemental Agreement with Peel Environmental, Powerhouse will receive an annual license fee of GBP500,000 in respect of each project which is commissioned.

Powerhouse is quoted on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM Market under the ticker: PHE and is incorporated in the United Kingdom.

For more information see www.powerhouseenergy.co.uk

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