PowerHouse Energy Group PLC (LON:PHE) has highlighted the potential for its DMG System to harness the energy contained in plastic waste by converting it to clean hydrogen, as a mechanism to reduce the impact of plastics on the oceans.
The AIM-listed firm said Keith Allaun, CEO of the company, contributed to a special edition insert in the most recent New Scientist Magazine. The insert, titled “The Future of Plastics”, was released in conjunction with World Oceans Day on 8 June 2018.
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Allaun believes that PowerHouse can be an integral part of the system that helps eliminate plastic waste, and helps revive our oceans, in an environmentally responsible, and economically efficient, manner.
"Waste and non-recyclable plastics need not be wasted or pollute our planet," said Allaun.
"Our DMG process extracts a clean source of energy from waste plastics - hydrogen. The use of hydrogen, in lieu of fossil fuels, will eliminate a substantial CO2 burden to our oceans and our atmosphere," he added.
"A single lorry of waste plastic can generate enough hydrogen to provide over 60,000 miles of emission-free motoring, and concurrently power 1500 homes.”
“PowerHouse makes a friend of waste plastic, not an enemy," Allaun concluded.