Tresoil, a Bucharest-energy group, will sell buses powered by the Powerhouse’s DMG system and manufactured by Wrightbus, a specialist in hydrogen vehicles.
Bus operators in Romania and Bulgaria are receiving EU grant aid to replace their ageing, polluting fleets.
Tresoil will handle the grant applications and the setting up of special purpose companies with operators to run the bus fleets.
Initially, these special companies will 51% owned by Powerhouse and its partner Waste2tricity and 49% by Tresoil.
The DMG system produces hydrogen from waste plastic and rubber that can then be used to power a vehicle or convert into electricity.
Keith Allaun, PowerHouse’s chief executive, said he was delighted with the agreement, which is the company’s first international deal for DMG.
“PHE technology provides the ideal solution, particularly now as bus companies have started to replace the ageing bus fleets.”
Roger Preston, managing director of Tresoil, added there was intense pressure on all major cities in Bulgaria and Romania to reduce pollutants and particulates and bring emissions up to European standards.