Producing hydrogen from waste plastic in Scotland
A site in West Dunbartonshire has been chosen for construction of a plant that will produce hydrogen from waste plastic.
Peel NRE, part of Peel L&P, will use technology from UK company Powerhouse Energy Group for the facility at Rothesay Dock on the north bank of the River Clyde in West Dunbartonshire.
The 13,500 tonne facility will be the second in the UK to use Powerhouse’s DMG technology after plans for a similar facility at Peel NRE’s Protos site in Cheshire were approved in 2019.
Peel NRE director Richard Barker said: “Plastic is often demonised, but we have seen how essential it is in industries like healthcare. We do need to recycle as much of this plastic as possible and also get as much value from unrecyclable, end-of-life plastic. This facility will convert plastic into hydrogen a clean fuel that produces no emissions at the point of use, helping to improve local air quality. By co-locating a refuelling station, we can help to kick start the infrastructure needed to support the rollout of hydrogen.