Maritime Hydrogen and Marine Energy Conference: Shipping hydrogen from Brunei to Japan

Established in 1948, Chiyoda Corporation’s business field has covered the oil and gas industry, chemicals, environment, energy conservation, industrial facilities and life science. The Japanese company has now shifted towards more greener energy projects, with hydrogen a key focus.

Chiyoda has developed a solution named SPERA Hydrogen, which Osamu Ikeda, Section Leader of the Hydrogen Supply Chain Development Department at Chiyoda, told the 5th International Conference on Maritime Hydrogen and Maritime Energy this morning. Using this method, 4.7 metric tons of hydrogen are now being shipped from Brunei to Japan every week.

In 2011, Chiyoda successfully developed a high performance dehydrating catalyst capable of obtaining hydrogen from methylcyclohexane (MCH), which can be used for commercial purposes. As a result, it became possible to transport a large amount of hydrogen safely and easily, one of the main challenges in utilising hydrogen.

“Chiyoda Corporation is strongly focused on the liquid hydrogen LOHC – liquid organic hydrogen carrier – using toluene and MCH’s. Our technology development has succeeded in developing a special catalyst to exert hydrogen from the LOHC. This is one of the technology breakthroughs to grow our hydrogen supply chain by using LOHC technologies. We named this technology SPERA Hydrogen,” Ikeda told event attendees.

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