Located at the Logeco Logistics & Energy Park at Fishertown, Longford, the site is expected to host the ‘first’ operational full-scale wate plastic-to-hydrogen facility in Europe.

H2 View understands the site has its own electrical grid connection and a substation, as well as potential for HUI to utilise existing wastewater treatment facilities. FPH has said it has planning permission to build a solar farm which could be used to power the HUI facility.

Under the agreement, HUI and FPH have agreed to attempt to finalise a grant within the next three months to secure the long lease of the site. HUI has already made a €50,000 payment to FPH.

In July (2022), HUI announced it has agreed to a heads of terms (HoTs) with Powerhouse Energy Group the joint development of a new site in Ireland.

Read more: Waste-to-hydrogen: Hydrogen Utopia in JV with Powerhouse Energy for plant in Ireland

Commenting on the new site, Guy Peters, Executive Chairman of HUI, said, “Earlier this year we identified Ireland as a very attractive country in which to pioneer a European waste plastic-to-hydrogen plant. This Longford deal has very significant attractions that have led us to the conclusion that we should focus on the Fishertown site to deliver our first plant in Ireland.”

Based in the Irish-Midland, Longford has been anticipated to be one of the prime beneficiaries of the EU Just Transition Fund in Ireland, which is set to receive up to a total of €84.5m up until 2027.

Aleksandra Binkowska, CEO of HUI, added, “I have a vision of a pipeline of HUI waste plastic to energy facilities in Europe and all over the world. The task of finding an appropriate location can be challenging and demanding at times.

“As pathfinders we are moving aggressively in out pursuit of rolling out as many systems as possible across the globe and HUI into a multibillion company. I believe the new location in Longford is another milestone in achieving our vision.”

In August (2022), HUI revealed it was heading out on a US tour to promote and increase awareness of its technology, with a planned series of meetings in New York, Atlanta, and Florida, following its ordinary shares started trading.

Read more: Hydrogen Utopia takes to the road to promote waste plastic-to-hydrogen


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