Eastman and Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies have partnered to make the storage and transportation of sustainable hydrogen more secure, easier and more affordable for the clean energy market.
Eastman is poised to meet the increasing needs of the hydrogen transport industry through production of an LOHC speciality product which is a carrier medium that chemically binds the hydrogen molecules to ensure safe and easy logistics and storage.
The product will be produced at Eastman’s site in marl, Germany, and can be reused even after several hundred cycles.
Eastman can also reprocess the fluid to enable significant greenhouse gas emission reductions and contribute to a truly circular economy.
JP Kuijpers, Managing Director for the EMEA region at Eastman, said, “We are excited to begin this partnership, which will continue to strengthen as we explore scale-up of our ability to supply global liquid organic hydrogen carrier demand.
“Eastman’s specialty fluids business is uniquely positioned to partner with Hydrogenious, given our extensive experience in fluid supply for solar renewable energy projects and global manufacturing, logistics and technical service expertise in industrial fluids.”
Dr. Daniel Teichmann, CEO and founder of Hydrogenious LOHC, said, “Partnering with a company with the reach and capacity of Eastman is a major step in the implementation of green hydrogen stored in LOHC as energy carrier of the future.
“The increased availability of Eastman’s benzyl toluene carrier fluid as well as technological improvements will enable large-scale hydrogen infrastructure projects and will create the groundwork now for the needs of a future global hydrogen economy.
“A key issue in our collaboration is focus on optimising the carrier medium, so you can always end up in the reprocessing process.”
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