Three relevant players in different fields have teamed up in order to improve hydrogen storage systems. MAN Energy Solutions (MAN ES) is putting a lot of efforts on achieving sustainable value creation in the transition towards a carbon neutral future. Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies was established in 2013 as a spin-off of Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen – Nuremberg with the aim of commercializing the LOHC technology. Frames has been designing, building and delivering oil & gas processing equipment, separation technologies, flow control & safeguarding systems, renewable energy and water solutions.
Hydrogen storage according to the 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 pressurized containers. The LOHC technology offers a safe and efficient solution for storing and distributing hydrogen on a large scale.
The new partners are ready to meet the needs for the future 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 tons per day. 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», said Dr. Uwe Lauber, CEO 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».
Increased demand for hydrogen solutions
«We are very satisfied to have gained such important players from the plant engineering sector for this cooperation» states Daniel Teichmann, CEO 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», says Frans Roozendaal, CEO at Frames. «At Frames, we convert process and control concepts into skid-mounted solutions. Although the oil & gas industry has historically been the target market, we have also seen a strong expansion of our renewables activities».