It is hoped that the GTIC will be opened in early 2023 with the facility set to explore hydrogen production from non-recyclable waste plastic – a technology already making shockwaves throughout Europe.

H2 View understands the GTIC is designed to add strength to building the technology readiness level (TRL) of technologies and systems PHE has within its offering reinforcing the company’s growth strategy.

Paul Emmitt, Chief Technology Officer, at Powerhouse Energy, said “As well as generating even more credibility on the process capability of our commercial scale offering, the plant and equipment at GTIC is more representative of the commercial design.

“It will be capable of handling more volume than the equipment the company has used to-date for validation. Additionally, the GTIC will support evaluations of customers’ own feed stock blends – validating, demonstrating, and testing in real-world conditions, and providing market replication.

“This will enable deep and thorough assessment in the pre-evaluation phase of onboarding projects, supporting business growth.”

Paul Drennan-Durose, CEO of Powerhouse Energy, said, “We are delighted to make this announcement. The new centre will open doors to new areas of research, innovation, and technology development.

“It will play a key role in underpinning the established progress, and in increasing market readiness. Crucially, it will play a role in intensifying sales pipeline generation, and in showcasing how Powerhouse can be part of the solution to the world’s waste problems, and the energy transition.”

North American Hydrogen Summit

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

Our early bird offer tickets are $1,000, for a limited time only. If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.