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New Facility In Scotland To Turn Waste Plastic Into Hydrogen

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Hydrogen Fuel News.

This is the first paragraph.

Peel NRE, a part of Peel Land & Property, has unveiled its plans for a second waste plastic to hydrogen facility. This one will be installed on the River Clyde’s north bank at the Rothesay Dock in West Dunbartonshire.

A few relevant points from the article.

  • The facility will cost £20 million.
  • Input will be non-recyclable plastics, that otherwise would go to landfill.
  • There will be a hydrogen filling station at the site.
  • The facility can handle 13500 tonnes of plastic per year
  • The facility will use technology developed by the Powerhouse Energy Group.

It sounds like, we need more of these plastic to hydrogen facilities!

 

June 4, 2021 - Posted by | Hydrogen | , , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. This sounds a very welcome development. As a disabled person with a seriously compromised immune system I use a lot of non-recyclable plastic – even more so in the pandemic. We re-use as much as we can – plastic trays from foods are great for starting seeds off in. We were recycling and reusing 40 years ago when we got married, and people thought we were some sort of weird of hippies because we separated our rubbish and disposed of it safely and reusable.

    Now of course everything is different, and people tell me how appalling a human being I am for buying things packaged in non-recyclable plastic.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | June 5, 2021 | Reply

    • One guy I met, who worked for a Council, said that it would solve a lot of problems, if there were a smaller range of plastics.

      If say there were only three kinds; clearly identified as 1, 2 and 3, he felt that it could help to sort things out. But the trouble is we would need a world-wide system and I doubt everybody would agree.

      I think creating sustainable aviation fuel or hydrogen is the best route so far.

      I also like extracting the carbon out of the waste and feeding it to plants to make them grow better. That way we can have our plastic-wrapped cake and eat it later.

      Comment by AnonW | June 5, 2021 | Reply

      • I like the idea of only 2 or 3 kinds of plastic. But as you, not everyone would agree to it, since not every country believes in global warming. Sustainable fuel is a great idea, I don’t fully understand the chemistry of it, but I read your blog posts about it.

        Feeding things to plants, I have a bit pot at the side of my front step, full of lavender and nasturtiums, and handing basket of pansies. I was surprised to see my husband watering them with cold tea, when one of us (mostly me) lets our tea go cold before finishing it. And they are thriving amazingly!

        Comment by nosnikrapzil | September 7, 2021


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