Working with partners Waste2Tricity we are developing plans for a plastics to hydrogen facility at Protos.

Community consultation sessions were held at Elton Community Centre, School Ln, Elton, Chester CH2 4PU on:

  • Tuesday 4th June, 5pm – 8pm
  • Wednesday 5th June, 11am – 2pm

Information displayed at the event can be downloaded by clicking on the following links:

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The facility would use innovative technology to address two significant environmental problems facing society – firstly what to do with plastic waste that cannot be reused or recycled and secondly how to decarbonise energy and transport sectors.

The facility would take non-recyclable plastic and use it to produce hydrogen which could be used to power road vehicles. This local source of hydrogen could be used as a clean and low-cost fuel for buses, Heavy Good Vehicles (HGVs) and eventually cars, helping to reduce air pollution and improve air quality on our roads. The facility would also generate electricity which could be provided to commercial users via a microgrid at Protos, helping to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

The £7 million facility will use advanced thermal treatment technology to treat up to 25 tonnes of waste plastic a day, that would otherwise go to landfill or incineration. The facility would be located centrally within Protos.

The development would see a further 25 full time permanent jobs created at the Protos site with over 100 jobs created in the North West during fabrication and construction.