Powerhouse Energy Group plc (AIM: PHE), the sustainable hydrogen company turning non-recyclable plastic waste into hydrogen, is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Emmitt as Chief Technical Officer with immediate effect.
This is a new non-board position which has been created in anticipation of David Ryan’s forthcoming retirement as Chief Executive Officer of Powerhouse on 30 June 2021.
Mr Emmitt is Managing Director of Engsolve Limited the engineering consultancy with whom Powerhouse has worked very closely for the last four years. In this capacity he has been deeply involved in the development of Powerhouse technology, having been part of the development of the DMG® process from the building and operation of the demonstration unit, through to the current position.
Powerhouse will employ Mr Emmitt directly for two days a week, allowing him to continue in his present role at Engsolve during the balance of his time. Mr Emmitt will take over Mr Ryan’s responsibilities for Powerhouse’s technology development programme, including all its design, research and project technical assurance activities. He will also be responsible for the first application of the Powerhouse technology at Protos and will work closely with the management of Protos Plastics to Hydrogen No. 1 Limited, the SPV which is building the first commercial scale DMG plant, to help achieve the timely completion of this project.
As a Chartered Materials Engineer and Chartered Environmental Engineer, Paul Emmitt holds an MBA in Engineering Management and has over 20 years’ experience in engineering and operational management both in the UK and overseas. His experience encompasses work in the oil, gas, energy-from-waste and chemical industries.
As founder and Managing Director of Engsolve he has considerable knowledge of both energy-from-waste technology and markets.
Tim Yeo, Executive Chairman of Powerhouse Energy said: “I warmly welcome Paul’s appointment. His close and long-standing involvement with the development of our technology makes him the ideal candidate for this important new post which has been created to ensure that our technical and engineering team continues to have strong leadership after David Ryan’s retirement. Paul will attend Powerhouse board meetings and will bring valuable knowledge and experience to our discussions.”
Paul Emmitt said: “I am delighted to be joining the Powerhouse team and are thrilled to be able to continue to be part of the development of this unique and pioneering technology. I look forward to working with the team to facilitate the completion of the first commercial scale DMG® plant which will bolster the UK’s hydrogen economy.”