Erlangen, 25 July 2019 – Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies GmbH, Frames Group B.V. and MAN Energy Solutions SE have entered a close cooperation in order to build large-scale hydrogen storage systems based on the innovative LOHC technology. The partners have developed 5 and 12 tons per day solutions as first step.
The energy market is increasingly requesting hydrogen as an energy carrier. Since hydrogen can be produced on a large scale from renewable energies, it is the ideal medium for decarbonizing the energy, mobility and industrial sectors. However, the question of efficient hydrogen distribution remains open. The Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) technology developed by Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies offers a safe and efficient solution for storing and distributing hydrogen on a large scale.
In the light of these advantages and the strong desire to promote the potential of hydrogen for the energy market, Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies, Frames Group B.V. and MAN Energy Solutions have signed a cooperation agreement , focusing on the development and global delivery of large-scale hydrogenation plants to store hydrogen in the LOHC material. As a first step, the partners have developed systems with hydrogen capacities of 5 and 12 tons per day. Such large hydrogen processing capacities will be crucial for the decarbonization of Europe’s energy needs. Since the LOHC 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. The new partnership will thereby contribute to creating a simple and efficient transport network for green energy at European and global level. “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. “We firmly believe that the expertise of Frames and MAN Energy Solutions will further advance our LOHC technology and make it a key factor for the global large-scale distribution of hydrogen.”
The new partners are ready to meet the needs for the future hydrogen market in respect to bulk hydrogen storage and transportation. Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies is specialized in the development of the LOHC technology and thus contributes its core process know-how to the cooperation. Frames designs and builds solutions for renewable energy and oil and gas processing equipment, and will be responsible for the overall realization of the hydrogenation plant. “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.” Jordi Zonneveld, Product Specialist – Hydrogen at Frames is very pleased with the collaboration between Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies, MAN Energy Solutions and Frames: “With this partnership we are able to translate our customer’s sustainability ambitions into skid-mounted solutions.”
MAN Energy Solutions 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. “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”, says Dr. Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Energy Solutions. “Hydrogen will play a crucial role in the decarbonization 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.”
Frames Group B.V., MAN Energy Solutions and Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies are the right partners for scaling up the LOHC process and hence implementing the LOHC technology even more cost-effectively. As all three companies operate on a global level, this strong European consortium is well positioned for a worldwide realization of large-scale LOHC plants.