Leading technology Innovation Company enabling the Net Zero Future through advanced solutions for hydrogen biofuels, SNG & other energy production EQTEC has selected Wood as its technology partner for design and deployment of a clean, waste-to-hydrogen solution during Phase 2 development of the Company's multi-technology, waste-to-energy project at Southport Hybrid Energy Park in Merseyside in UK. EQTEC & Wood have signed a Letter of Intent to formalise their joint intent to collaborate at Southport.The Phase 1 plan for the Plant includes a waste processing facility, an anaerobic digestion facility, combined heat and power engines and a 2MW battery storage facility, all developed with Anaergia, which has also agreed to provide EPC and O&M services for Phase 1, as the Company announced on 24 June 2022. The waste processing facility would separate renewables for recycling elsewhere, separate organics for use by the AD facility and produce refuse-derived fuel. The Phase 1 Plant would convert 80,000 tonnes of waste per year for 6 million cubic metres of biomethane to be injected into the national gas transmission system, also pulling gas from the grid to generate 9MWe for export to the national electricity transmission system.The Company, which is leading development of the Plant, has been working on a Phase 2 plan which could add EQTEC synthesis gas technology to convert 25,000 tonnes of RDF per year, supplied by the Plant's waste processing facility, into an estimated 2.5-3.0 MWe of clean electricity.More recently, and in line with their Strategic Collaboration Agreement, the Company and Wood have agreed to co-develop a RDF-to-clean hydrogen solution that would replace or augment the Phase 2 RDF-to-electricity solution. The RDF-to-hydrogen solution would combine the Company's syngas technology with Wood's VESTA syngas-to-hydrogen technology. Implementation of the solution is subject to further planning permission.With both Phase 1 and Phase 2 solutions in place, the full Plant facilities are expected to export to the grid the equivalent of 20% or more of Southport's energy requirement.