“Hydrogen will play a crucial role in the decarbonisation of those sectors that cannot be electrified directly” says MAN Energy Solutions CEO as the German company teams up with Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies and Frames Group to build hydrogen storage systems.
The three companies have signed a cooperation agreement 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.
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 five and 12 tonnes 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.”
“We are very satisfied to have gained such important players from the plant engineering sector for this cooperation,” added 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.”
Frans Roozendaal, CEO at Frames, commented, “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.”
“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.”