With its proprietary Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier technology, the German Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies is changing the way to handle hydrogen. The joint venture has an exclusive worldwide license agreement with Hydrogenious LOHC for maritime use of the technology.
The technology is based on the process of loading hydrogen in a thermal oil as well as releasing it where and when it’s needed. This is expected to revolutionise the supply chain for hydrogen, as LOHC can be used to store and transport large quantities of hydrogen under ambient conditions, using the already existing fossil fuel infrastructure.
The Norwegian Østensjø Group contributes its international maritime expertise that has grown over decades. The company is a leading provider of offshore services, and the Group owns and operates vessels within offshore wind, terminal towage, offshore oil & gas and offshore accommodation.
Østensjø has seen LOHC as the game changer for the decarbonisation of shipping for some time and is committed to take part of the energy transition and to find ways to cut emissions. Of all the potential zero-emission technologies, Østensjø finds LOHC the most promising one. That is why they prepared all six service operation vessels under construction in its subsidiary, Edda Wind, for LOHC-based propulsion.
“Novel path towards safe zero-emission shipping: Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies and Østensjø Group join forces with tailwind from Enova funding”
Our first project HyNjord focusses on developing a 200 kW pilot of our innovative LOHC/fuel cell propulsion system.
Funding agency Enova SF, owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment, supports HyNjord with NOK 26 million (about 2.5 million Euros):