Bilfinger partnership to scale up green hydrogen in Europe

Oct 13, 2021 12:09 PM ET
  • Agreement with Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies to develop carrier plant facilities
Bilfinger partnership to scale up green hydrogen in Europe
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Bilfinger has entered into a strategic partnership with Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies to make green hydrogen economically readily available widespread in Europe.

They prepare to provide a complete, stationary Fluid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) plant infrastructure based upon Hydrogenious' exclusive innovation.

For the proprietors as well as drivers of hydrogen storage and hydrogen release plants, the companions wish to supply services from a solitary resource in the locations of engineering, purchase, construction (EPC) and upkeep.

One more usual objective is the advertising and marketing of LOHC systems.

Bilfinger interim president and primary financial officer Christina Johansson stated: "As a lasting companion on an equal footing, we intend to add to further advancing the energy shift.

" As a lasting energy source, green hydrogen plays a vital duty for our consumers as well as for European countries in accomplishing their climate goals.

" With the appropriate scaling, Hydrogenious' LOHC innovation can become a progressive service for this."

Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies creator and also managing director Daniel Teichmann said: "With Bilfinger, we are gaining our companion of selection for the complete building and construction of large-scale LOHC systems with extensive proficiency in engineering, setting up and upkeep.

" Our collaboration is ideally established for the market ramp-up in the hydrogen economic situation.

" By additional enhancing the competition of our modern technology through scale-up and standardization, all players in the future green hydrogen value chains will certainly benefit."

For the flexible transport of hydrogen, the Hydrogenious LOHC innovation is both an efficient and safe remedy, the partners claimed.

In the StoragePLANTS, the hydrogen is chemically bound to the LOHC product benzyltoluene, a thermal oil.

This carrier oil can be carried under ambient conditions in conventional logistics infrastructures comparable to the shipment of e.B crude oil or diesel.

Once the hydrogen customer shows up, the hydrogen is launched from the LOHC in a ReleasePLANT (in appropriate purity as required), while the carrier product is reused lots of numerous times in the cycle.

Hence, the Hydrogenious LOHC modern technology has significant benefits over other innovations for transporting hydrogen.

Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies shipped its initial LOHC storage space and also launch systems for commercial use to the United States in 2018.

A presentation plant was previously in operation at Fraunhofer IAO in Stuttgart.

Building and construction of an industrial-scale LOHC storage space plant at CHEMPARK Dormagen is prepared for 2023/2024-- at the same time the globe's biggest plant of its kind (hydrogen storage in LOHC: approx. 1,800 tonnes annually).

For the building and construction of the plant, Bilfinger offers solutions in the areas of basic engineering, civil engineering as well as sustains the application for permits in the chemical park.