Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies and Greenergy have agreed to collaborate on a pre-feasibility study to develop a commercial-scale hydrogen supply chain, aimed at shipping low-cost green hydrogen from Canada to the UK.
Hydrogenious’ Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) technology allows for the safe and efficient transport of hydrogen by chemically binding it to a thermal oil. This technology allows for the hydrogen to be temporarily absorbed into the LOHC, enabling safe handling and transportation in ports and urban areas.
Once the LOHC arrives at the import location, the hydrogen will be released from the carrier and delivered as pure green hydrogen to end-users. Greenergy’s access to large terminals makes it an ideal partner for the importation, release and distribution of hydrogen using the LOHC. Navigator Thames has already been identified as a strategic location to meet the expected demand for hydrogen in the South East of England. Additionally, Greenergy’s extensive distribution network and strong customer base will enable the delivery of green hydrogen to a wide range of industrial and commercial customers across the UK.
“Working with Hydrogenious is an important step in our strategy to offer cost effective hydrogen to our customers using existing storage and delivery infrastructure. Delivering hydrogen is an important goal in supporting the energy transition,” said Christian Flach, Chief Executive Officer of Greenergy.
“North America will soon be a key market for large-scale clean hydrogen exports to Europe. The UK is committed to hydrogen consumption, and together with Greenergy, we will now be exploring the possibility of establishing a LOHC-based hydrogen supply chain, including constructing storage and release plant assets in Canada and the UK capable of handling more than 100 tonnes of hydrogen per day, while leveraging the existing infrastructure for liquid fuels in ports with our LOHC technology,” continued Dr Toralf Pohl, Chief Commercial Officer at Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies.