Waste2Tricity in Talks with Japanese Government about the use of Technology to Turn Plastic to Electricity & Hydrogen

By June 28, 2019 5   min read  (924 words)

June 28, 2019 |

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Waste2Tricity, the exclusive developer in Japan for the Powerhouse Energy (AIM:PHE) DMG plastic waste to electricity and hydrogen process, are in talks with the Japanese Government about the use of this technology.

After months of working on the development and promotion of DMG technology in Japan and other countries within Asia, the solution that PHE’s project DMG provides has gained strong interest and popularity in the Asian market.

Seen as the most unique and affordable approach to the production of low carbon hydrogen, DMG technology has now gained support of members of the Japanese Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI), who are responsible for the building of the Hydrogen infrastructure in Japan.

W2T have been in talks with the Ministry for Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Mr Chiba , from the Division of Renewable Energy for METI says, personally, that this technology is a ‘major solution’.

Mr Chiba says: “Japan has been working very hard towards the development of a Hydrogen Infrastructure. We strongly believe in “green” energy and the preservation of the environment and see hydrogen as the best solution for vehicles. I find the DMG project very interesting and very fitting for countries such as Japan. Although we have not been able to review it fully yet it is a very promising approach towards the production of hydrogen and it could be one of the major solutions. I am looking forward to the technology’s development and it being part of the future Hydrogen Infrastructure.”


As the host of the G20 2019 meetings, METI are “exhibiting leadership” in embracing technologies that can solve the challenges the world faces. Japan have been a leader in developing and devising long-term strategies under the Paris Agreement. On its website METI states that the department has “advanced efforts to achieve Hydrogen Society placing hydrogen as a zero-carbon-emitting energy source. On the way to this goal, Japan considers that it will be able to contribute to the world through the dissemination of hydrogen-energy technologies.”

This coincides with the imminent visit of a major Sogo Shosha, to the UK demonstration plant. A Multinational Sogo Shosha is expected to visit the North West of England plant in July and has been reviewing the technology and expressed serious interest in the development of DMG and its distribution around Asia. The demonstration plant is based at the University of Chester.

W2T’s vision is to take the world’s problem with unrecyclable plastic and turn it into a solution; aiming to ‘turn off the plastic tap into the ocean’ to ultimately clean it up. The company will soon be transforming unrecyclable plastic into low cost hydrogen road fuel and electricity in the UK. This process has a very low carbon footprint, meaning whilst cleaning up the world of plastic, it can produce clean energy – solving two of the world’s problems.

View the Waste2tricity video explaining how they will soon be tackling unrecyclable plastic here

W2T was established in 2008 and is a project developer and operator in the energy-from-plastic sector. In treating plastic as a fuel they aim to limit contamination of the environment whilst creating a clean energy in the form of low cost and low carbon hydrogen as well as generating power for export by private wire or to the grid.

W2T has the exclusive right to use innovative technology that turns waste plastic into hydrogen, which can be used for transport fuel. The process takes all mixed waste plastic in an untreated unsorted contaminated form and requires no sorting or washing. This ground-breaking technology has the potential to not only create a green fuel but to clean up plastic from the world’s oceans. This technology has also exclusively demonstrated small scale conversion of plastic to hydrogen and electricity with zero plastic remaining.

W2T are the exclusive developer in U.K. and South East Asia including Japan and South Korea for the Powerhouse PLC DMG (distributes modular generation) for waste plastic to hydrogen and electricity. W2T aim to monetise plastic via this highly efficient conversion system and enabling the deployed projects to buy in unrecyclable plastic waste in countries, such as Indonesia for $50 a ton. Therefore, dissuading the disposal of waste plastic in rivers and oceans.

The technology has been developed by Powerhouse Energy PLC (AIM:PHE) DMG® over several years at the University of Chester Energy Centre and W2T is the exclusive developer in the U.K. The company’s first-of-a-kind plastics to hydrogen plant in the UK is proposed at Peel Environmental’s – part of Peel L&P – 54-hectares Protos site near Ellesmere Port in Cheshire.

W2T is currently in extensive discussions with significant financial institutions and high net worth private individuals to fund the First of a Kind plant at Protos which will be invested in the Special Purpose Vehicle Waste2Tricity (Protos) Ltd and this process is proceeding satisfactorily.W2T is raising £1 million pre-IPO with the aim of being a public company towards the end of  2019/beginning of 2020. The next stage of development will focus on switching the technology to allow it to produce hydrogen for use in a distributed hydrogen network as well as syngas production for generating electricity.

The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) is continuing negotiations and a planning application for the development of the plant at Ellesmere Port is expected to be submitted in June 2019. Subject to planning approval the plant hopes to be operational early next year.


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