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Powerhouse Energy makes two senior appointments

Kirsty Gogan has joined the Board of Powerhouse Energy as Non-Executive Director, and Tim Yeo as Non-Executive Chairman.

The announcement, made by waste-to-energy company Powerhouse Energy (PHE), was made yesterday (30 September).

Kirsty Gogan is a former adviser to governments, industry, academic networks and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and an expert speaker on science communication, climate change, competitiveness and innovation.

She has more than 15 years of experience as a senior adviser to the UK Government on climate and energy policy, including in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

Gogan currently chairs the UK Government’s Nuclear Innovation Research and Advisory Board (NIRAB) Cost Reduction working group. She is also a co-founder of environmental NGO Energy for Humanity.

On joining the Board of PHE, Gogan commented: “I am delighted to be joining the Board of a business that can help meet the major energy challenges facing the world. It also helps provide a real solution to the vast and growing problem of unrecyclable waste plastic that is blighting the planet.

“I very much look forward to working with Powerhouse to bring the environmental benefits and capabilities of this technology to the serious attention of policy makers and governments, both at home and internationally, to drive uptake that will help realise its potential.”

Tim Yeo takes over from Cameron Davies, who has chaired the Board of PHE for three years until now. Yeo worked alongside Davies as Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chair during this time.

On his new appointment, Yeo said: “On behalf of the whole Board and all our shareholders I would like to express my warmest thanks to Cameron for his dedication and hard work as Chairman.

I am honoured to be appointed Chairman of Powerhouse as it stands on the threshold of a new era in its history with the initiation of the Protos application of our DMG technology.

Our urgent task now is to start building our first commercial scale plant and bring forward the day when the world can benefit from the huge environmental benefits which our technology will deliver.”

PHE recently completed a key engineering definition stage at its first waste-to-hydrogen plant at Protos Energy Park, which is currently under development. The new facility is hoped to produce hydrogen and electricity from unrecyclable plastic waste.