Axis energy team helps Peel NRE secure planning permission for their latest Plastics to Hydrogen facility in West Dunbartonshire

More hydrogen-related good news! In 2019 we gained planning permission for the UKs very first Plastics to Hydrogen facility at Protos in Cheshire. This time we’re delighted to have helped Peel NRE secure planning permission for their latest Plastics to Hydrogen facility in West Dunbartonshire, on the banks of the River Clyde.

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The plans were approved by the West Dunbartonshire Planning Committee and include the provision of a hydrogen refuelling station.

Laura Mckey, Axis Project Lead, said:This project will deliver a sustainable solution for the management of non-recyclable plastic by converting it into hydrogen, which can then be used as a clean fuel for HGVs, buses and cars.

We’re proud of our energy team who continue to lead on a variety of national hydrogen-related projects, helping the UK to achieve the targets set out within the Energy Security Strategy and deliver on our Net Zero commitments.”

Richard Barker, Development Director at Peel NRE, said: This is a fantastic moment for West Dunbartonshire and the surrounding area. It shows how the UK is innovating when it comes to rolling out new net zero technologies. The facility will address the dual challenge of both tackling our problem plastic whilst creating hydrogen, a sustainable fuel for future generations.

“Whilst the focus must remain on removing plastic from society, there are still end of life plastics that need managing. The £20m plant will play a pivotal role in making the best use of non-recyclable material, with the resulting hydrogen able to help cut carbon emissions from vehicles.”


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