PowerHouse Energy Group plc (LON: PHE), the UK technology company pioneering hydrogen and clean energy production from waste plastic, has today responded to the first part of BBC1’s documentary ‘War on Plastic with Hugh and Anita’ aired last night by bringing attention to PHE’s DMG® technology which can convert plastic waste into hydrogen and clean electricity and so eradicate any need for such waste to be shipped from the UK to Malaysia, or anywhere else.
A compelling example of how this technology will use plastic that may otherwise end up in Malaysia would be to locate a DMG® plant on a UK waste management site and on the same site locate a hydrogen fuelling station to power supergreen hydrogen powered local buses servicing the local community. In particular, this would provide an immediate solution for those councils which have found, to their embarrassment, their recyclable plastics ending up on a rubbish tip in Malaysia as demonstrated in the programme or elsewhere.
Furthermore, DMG® technology can be utilised to directly benefit communities where the exported plastic waste could be used to generate electricity for areas which currently have no or very limited access to the electricity grid. A local plant using just 25 tonnes of plastic waste would create circa 58 MWh of electrical power per day, enough to provide for communities of several thousand people in the developing areas of the world including Malaysia.
PowerHouse Energy Group’s Chief Executive Officer, David Ryan, commented:
“We relish the opportunity to show just what can be achieed with our DMG® energy recovery process to address the plastic waste crisis. It is the responsible thing to do alongside other commendable initiatives being deployed.
The scope of our DMG® technology is truly global and with the support we are seeking from govermenments and commercial partners across the world it is ideally placed to make a significant impact in helping win the war on plastic.”