Hydrogen Utopia International Plc (HUI) and Linde Engineering has signed a framework agreement for the supply of technology and equipment to a waste-to-hydrogen system in Europe
HUI will build a waste-to-hydrogen system where plastics are converted into syngas while Linde Engineering will supply the technology to clean the syngas and also extract and process hydrogen.
Both companies conducted a technical feasibility study earlier this year to build a chemical recycling plant in Konin, Poland. HUI will build a plant that can convert 40 tonnes/day of plastic waste into 58 MWh of renewable electricity and clean hydrogen. Once the plant is operational, the hydrogen will be used locally as a fuel for transportation and district heating.
In 2021, Hydrogen Utopia International acquired exclusive rights to the Powerhouse DMG® chemical recycling system in Poland, Hungary and Greece and non-exclusive access in the rest of the European Economic Area.
The Konin project, when completed, will contain ten DMG® units in one location. The site is one where HUI has the necessary title and legal access to start planning applications, necessary permits and EIA, and for this purpose, HUI has engaged SWECO to commence the permitting process.
The project is subject to funding approval by the Just Transition Fund, which the Polish Government will match under the JUST Transition fund terms.
Powerhouse Energy Group PLC is a UK based company that has developed a proprietary process technology called DMG. It can convert waste plastic, end-of-life-tyres, and other waste streams to syngas. Last month, Powerhouse announced entering into a binding collaboration agreement with HU2021 International UK Limited, a subsidiary of Hydrogen Utopia International PLC, to market the deployment of DMG® technology in territories outside the UK.