Powerhouse Energy Group Plc (LON:PHE) Executive Chairman Keith Allaun talks to DirectorsTalk about the siting of the G3-UHT Demonstration Unit at the Thornton Science Park, near the University of Chester. Keith explains the background to the agreement with the University, the benefits will this bring to Powerhouse, answers speculation to its involvement with AFC Energy, how the collaboration with Waste2tricity and Peel Environmental helped to bring this deal to fruition and what we should look out for over the coming months.
The University’s new Faculty of Science and Engineering with circa 700 students, is located on Thornton Science Park alongside 30 commercial businesses from the energy, environmental, advanced manufacturing and automotive sectors. This enables academic and industrial collaboration in a mutually beneficial unique setting. It is anticipated that the G3 Unit will also become the focal point of gasification education at the facility and that University of Chester engineering students will be working alongside PowerHouse Energy Group Plc personnel in the operation and enhancement of the unit.
CEO of Thornton Science Park, Paul Vernon said: “This is a very important and exciting development for Thornton Science Park. We are delighted that PowerHouse are committed to becoming our first commercial tenant in the Energy Centre. It is a prime example of how the investment made to the Energy Centre is attracting new and innovative energy solutions to Thornton and Protos”