Waste development company Peel Environmental and energy-from waste solutions provider Waste2Tricity are joining forces to deliver the U.K.'s first plastics to hydrogen project, project partner Peel Environmental announced Wednesday.
The two companies are undertaking the project at the planned £7 million ($9.16 million) plant to be located at Peel Environmental's Protos site in Cheshire to turn unrecyclable plastics into hydrogen.
The hydrogen will initially power buses and trucks in the region and will later be used in hydrogen cars to help reduce air pollution and improve air quality.
Using an advanced thermal treatment technology, the plant will treat up to 25 tonnes of waste plastics a day "that would otherwise go to landfill or incineration", the company said.
In addition to the production of decentralized hydrogen, the plant will also generate electricity, which could be supplied to local businesses located at Protos via a private network, Peel Environmental said.
By Zeynep Beyza Kilic