PowerHouse Energy Group has signed its first international distribution agreement for its proprietary DMG® hydrogen (H2) from waste (HfW) process targeting the supply into hydrogen bus projects in Bulgaria and Romania.
The UK technology company pioneering H2 production from waste plastic and end-of-life tyres has negotiated a three-way binding agreement with Waste2tricity and Tresoil to seek deployments of H2 buses fuelled by PowerHouse’s DMG technology in partnership with Wrightbus, a bus manufacturer of zero emission H2 buses.
Bus operators in Romania and Bulgaria are actively seeking to replace aging fleets of highly polluting public transport buses, with the region encouraged by the EU to deploy low carbon alternatives. Tresoil is a well established company in Bucharest and has been involved in seeking grants for alternative energy projects and is considered a leading specialist in this area.
This agreement is in line with the PowerHouse’s’s strategy to identify commercially viable opportunities for sales of DMG units, with various EU funding initiatives supporting decarbonising transport including grants for H2 bus and potential grants for the capital required to deploy PowerHouse’s DMG system. The virtuous circle of destroying mixed plastics and producing carbon neutral H2 and electricity falls into many categories that may be eligible for both grants and soft loans in this region and will support the desire and willingness of the local municipalities to improve the environment for their populations.
Commenting, Keith Allaun, CEO of PowerHouse said, “We are delighted to have signed our first international agreement for DMG, the world’s first proven H2 from waste process. The environmental challenges in both Bulgaria and Romania are well documented and there is clearly a determined approach in both countries to take on the pollution problem. PHE technology provides the ideal solution, particularly now as bus companies have started to replace the aging bus fleets.”
Roger Preston, Managing Director of Tresoil, added, “With the assistance of European development funds, which are specifically destined for H2 bus projects, we will be looking to partner with bus operators across all the major cities in both Bulgaria and Romania where there is intense pressure as they seek to comply with EU directives to reduce pollutants and particulates. bring emissions up to European standards.”