Housed at Chester University’s Technology Park is the test facility for Powerhouse Energy’s DMG project. This is, for want of a better description, a high temperature pyrolysis project.
Unlike most pyrolysis projects the aim here is to extract and refine the syngas rather than recover rCB, or oil. Executive Director David Ryan told Tyre and Rubber Recycling that the research was focussing on the end product rather than the process. “It is a question of how we use readily available equipment to attain the best end product. Powerhouse Energy has decided to focus on the gas offtake. We can draw off various useful gases and in our first DMG production facility we expect to run at high temperature and draw of both methane and hydrogen.
PowerHouse Energy (LON:PHE) has developed a proprietary process technology called DMG® which can use waste plastic end-of-life-tyres and other waste streams to convert them into cost efficient energy in the form of electricity and ultra clean hydrogen gas fuel for use in cars and commercial vehicles (FCEV: Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles) and other industrial uses. The PowerHouse technology is the world’s first proven, modular hydrogen from waste (HfW) process.