Hydrogen Utopia International PLC (HUI) has announced that its wholly owned Polish subsidiary, Hydropolis United sp z.o.o., has signed a letter of intent with RZZO (Regionalny Zaklad Zagospodarowania Odpadów) sp z.o.o., the regional municipal waste management company operating in Ostrów Wielkopolski, Greater Poland.
RZZO works closely with the local government and the LOI was signed in the presence of and with the full support of Beata Klimek, the Mayor of Ostrów Wielkopolski, a modestly sized city of circa 70,000 inhabitants, and the Deputy Mayor, Mikołaj Kostka. The company, along with the Mayor has shown great confidence in HUI’s technology, the agreement signed at the imposing City Hall highlighting a pivotal moment for both Ostrów and HUI.
HUI’s waste plastic to hydrogen process, incorporating Powerhouse Energy Group Plc (PHE) DMG technology, is an efficient, robust, scientifically well-established and environmentally friendly technology, that converts end of life plastics into a source of energy. The systems are scalable and adaptable to site specifics and characteristics. A plant can be constructed on as little as 1.5 hectares and bolted on to existing waste remediation facilities with ease. HUI has acquired exclusive rights to market PHE DMG technology in Hungary, Poland and Greece and non-exclusive rights for the rest of the world. It has forged strong alliances with leading players in their fields such as Linde (the leading global industrial gases group), Sweco (one of Europe’s leading engineering, environmental technology and architecture consultancies) and Electron Thermal Processing (a Dutch specialist heat treatment system provider) in order to ensure a successful rollout of its systems.
RZZO was established in connection with the changes introduced in waste management in Poland and new legal regulations in this area, with a view to improving existing facilities and processes. It has a long-term contract for the management of municipal waste with the city of Ostrów Wielkopolski and it has built a number of modern waste management facilities in the region. Under the LOI, RZZO has agreed, subject to final contract, that it will provide a plot of land at one of its facilities with the necessary utilities to operate a HUI waste plastic to hydrogen plant, it will provide all necessary assistance with the permitting of the site, it will provide the waste plastic feedstock necessary to operate the system.