Powerhouse Energy Group, the sustainable hydrogen company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Berry to the Board as a non-executive director of the Company with immediate effect.

Mark Berry is a Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. Mark specialises in the project financing of energy, infrastructure and process engineering projects. He has particular expertise in the waste to energy (including materials recovery and fuel recovery from waste), transport and mining sectors. Mark’s experience includes advising on a number of project financed waste and waste to energy schemes including PFI and merchant/commercial projects. He is also a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.

On joining the Board of Powerhouse Mark Berry said:

“I’m pleased to be joining the Board in order to support the Company as it develops the first DMG project. This is particularly exciting at a time when Hydrogen and plastics are attracting Global attention in terms of a solution to a problem.”

Tim Yeo, Chairman of Powerhouse, said:

“We are pleased to be strengthening our Board as we approach the most important year in Powerhouse’s history, with the commercialisation of our clean technology. Mark’s experience in waste and waste to energy schemes will help to strengthen our Board and we look forward to working with Mark over what is set to be, an exciting number of years for Powerhouse.”

2021 will see the first commercial use of Powerhouse’s clean technology at a local level, providing a closed loop solution for non-recyclable plastic waste, whilst producing hydrogen fuel at the UK’s first Plastic Park located near Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.

Powerhouse and Peel L&P Environmental are collaborating to develop 11 waste plastic to hydrogen facilities across the UK. These Plastic Parks will revolutionise the way that plastic waste is currently handled. The parks could provide a complete solution for the 4.9 million tonnes of plastic waste generated in the UK each year, preventing it ending up in landfill or the ocean.

Powerhouse technology is a UK first which will help accelerate the clean energy transition, helping drive the hydrogen revolution and improve air quality by replacing diesel with hydrogen as a transport fuel.