MAN Energy Solutions, Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies and Frames Group B.V. have signed a cooperation agreement in order to jointly design and build large scale hydrogen storage systems based on Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) technology.
Developed by Hydrogenious, the LOHC technology uses heat transfer oil as a carrier for hydrogen, thus allowing it to be stored under ambient conditions. The process also triples the amount of hydrogen that can be transported compared to standard pressurised containers. LOHC technology offers a safe and efficient solution for storing and distributing hydrogen on a large scale.
The new partners hope to meet the needs of the hydrogen market in respect to bulk hydrogen storage and transportation. As a first step, the companies have developed systems with hydrogen capacities of 5 and 12 tpd. Such large hydrogen processing capacities will be crucial for the decarbonisation of Europe's energy needs.
“We strongly believe that the global goal to build a climate neutral economy largely depends on the future use of green hydrogen and other gases produced from renewable energy”, commented Dr. Uwe Lauber, Chief Executive Officer of MAN Energy Solutions. “Hydrogen will play a crucial role in the decarbonisation of those sectors that cannot be electrified directly. The LOHC technology is a game changing and powerful innovation by a great company and this partnership is an important step to further build our profile with regards to a future hydrogen economy.”
“We are very satisfied to have gained such important players from the plant engineering sector for this cooperation” stated Daniel Teichmann, Chief Executive Officer of Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies. “Since our technology uses the existing infrastructure for conventional fuels, it makes import and transportation of large amounts of green hydrogen, for example from Scandinavian wind parks to Central Europe, feasible. This partnership will contribute to creating a simple and efficient transport network for green energy at European and global level.”
“We see an increased demand for green fuels and are investing in the development of hydrogen solutions, like electrolysers and hydrogen storage. Hydrogen is the vital link in the energy transition”, commented Frans Roozendaal, Chief Executive Officer at Frames.
About the companies
Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies is specialised in the development of the LOHC technology and thus contributes its core process know-how to the cooperation. Frames Group B.V. designs and builds solutions for renewable energy and oil and gas processing equipment, and will be responsible for the overall realisation of the hydrogenation plant. MAN ES completes the consortium with its experience in design and fabrication of reactor systems for chemical and petrochemical applications. The company will deliver the reactor and related steam generator equipment to the projects.
Read the article online at: https://www.energyglobal.com/energy-storage/26072019/frames-group-bv-hydrogenious-lohc-technologies-and-man-energy-solutions-sign-global-cooperation-agreement/