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Author Topic: Plastic to hydrogen plant plans finalised  (Read 259 times)
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« on: September 01, 2020, 10:12:11 AM »

Going to be built in Cheshire apparently.

I guess it's one way to deal with plastic waste?

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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2020, 12:00:19 PM »

and car tyres apparently

It would be nice to see some details, like what the waste product is and how it will be disposed of.  It seems to think it's as cheap to produce as diesel, but with 1/16th the CO2 emissions.  So three wins there (apparently), not having to ship crude to the UK, not having to ship (some) plastic abroad, and reducing CO2 emissions.

CO2 emissions could loosely equate to power consumed, but that's my assumption (and we all know about assumptions).  Supposedly each 'plant' would be the size of a few shipping containers and cost around 6m, take in 25 tonnes of plastic. 

I wonder if the FULL planning application is available publicly?

was going to post some links but I'm having trouble with the preview for showing them.  For the youtube just remove the spaces in front of the 'watch...' bit   watch?v=15K7k_MPCvc
and the pdf


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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2020, 06:13:59 PM »

All diesel engines can be run on genuinely renewable HVO made from city waste not monoculture foodstocks for massive reductions in all emissions including NOx and PMs higher mpg. Helsinki buses run on the stuff.

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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2020, 07:59:28 PM »

Thornton science park is next to the former Shell ( Now Essar ) refinery at Stanlow, near Elton. The research centre was closed down and moved to Germany a few years ago after the refinery was sold. There have been plans to use plastic waste for conversion into middle distillates for several years, but not in the UK, at least one at least will now be to be built, now the conversion technology has been better developed.

There is infrastructure in that area to get the product blended and shifted to the market. As well as Essar, there is Argent Energy whom process FOG ( Fat oil and Grease) into bio fuels.
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