The globe is awash in waste materials and trash. The detritus of everyday life, much of it in the form of plastics, piles up and has dramatically detrimental effects on the environment if not properly disposed of and managed. Some of these discarded materials are reusable and recyclable, but a significant percentage is comprised of non-recyclable plastics that are relegated to landfills.
There are, however, a number of innovative companies and initiatives aimed at extracting energy from the otherwise non-recyclable plastic waste. Powerhouse Energy Plc is one of the companies leading the charge in the waste-to-energy sector, and they have some proprietary technologies that allow them to produce hydrogen from these plastics.
On this episode of EAH, the team is joined by Tim Yeo, Chairman of Powerhouse Energy, to talk about the work they are doing in the waste-to-energy space and how they see the sector evolving in the coming years.
This episode is brought to you by BayoTech On-Site Hydrogen. Visit www.bayotech.us to learn more about the modular low-carbon hydrogen production solutions that BayoTech offers.
Powerhouse Energy website: https://www.powerhouseenergy.net/
Wired article about waste-to-hydrogen: https://www.wired.com/story/will-the-hydrogen-revolution-start-in-a-garbage-dump/
Parliament site for Tim Yeo: https://members.parliament.uk/member/136/career
Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews paper on WtH applications: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364032120306535#:~:text=Waste%2Dto%2DHydrogen%20(WtH,fuel%20to%20replace%20fossil%20fuels