MOSCOW (MRC) -- Hydropolis United has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with a Polish regional municipal waste management operator to develop a waste-to-hydrogen system, said the company.
The agreement between the Hydrogen Utopia International (HUI) subsidiary and Regionalny Zaklad Zagospodarowania Odpadow (RZZO) will convert end of life plastics into hydrogen. A plant can be constructed on as little as 1.5 hectares and easily bolted onto existing waste facilities, using scalable and adaptable technology.
HUI has exclusive rights in Hungary, Poland and Greece to use Powerhouse Energy Group (PHE) technology, which converts plastic into hydrogen, and non-exclusive rights in the rest of the world. RZZO will provide a plot of land for the plant and will provide the waste plastic feedstock needed to produce hydrogen, subject to the final contract.
The site is expected to have capacity to process 40 tonnes of plastic waste per day to produce up to 2-3 tonnes/day of hydrogen as well as electricity and heat, with the latter likely to be fed into a district heating system.
RZZO, which was established to deal with new legislation on waste management, will also assist in procuring funding from the EU, national or local grants, and/or private funding, as well as assisting in offtake partners for the energy and hydrogen produced at the plant.
HUI’s flagship project is set to be in Konin, Poland, following an agreement between the firm and the City of Konin signed in February 2021. It is likely to come online in the next year.
As per MRC, BP announced that it has agreed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with a series of new potential customers for its proposed clean hydrogen production facility in Teesside in north-east England. In March, Bp announced plans for a clean hydrogen facility in Teesside (H2Teesside) that would aim to produce up to 1GW of ‘blue’ hydrogen - 20% of the UK’s hydrogen target - by 2030. At the same time, it announced it had signed initial MoUs to scope the supply of hydrogen to chemicals manufacturer Venator and gas distributor Northern Gas Networks.
Hydropolis United is a subsidiary of Hydrogen Utopia International Plc (a technology company that convert non-recyclable waste plastics to hydrogen). Hydrogen Utopia last week admitted its ordinary shares to trading on the AQSE Growth Market. It raised gross proceeds of GDP3 million by way of a subscription and placing. Hydrogen Utopia existing cash resources, together with the net proceeds of its fundraising, will be used to fund the pre-build costs of its facility, marketing and business development and working capital.
RZZO works closely with the local government and has a long-term contract to manage municipal waste with the city of Ostrow Wielkopolski. It has built several modern waste management facilities in the region.