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Hydrogenious Technologies

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Why store a gas, if you can store an oil?

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Turning a US$ 50 bn. market like the global merchant hydrogen market green is not easy and requires intelligent solutions. Hydrogenious Technologies’ innovative Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) technology chemically binds hydrogen to a non-toxic and hardly flammable carrier oil, making hydrogen handling easy and safe and still achieving storage densities comparable to over 2,000 bar pressure – all at ambient conditions. A 40to truck for example can transport up to 1,800 kg of hydrogen with LOHC in a standard diesel tank trailer – a fivefold increase in transport volume compared to the standard 250 bar pressure transport in expensive tube trailers.

With LOHC, we close the missing link of efficient hydrogen transport, thus strongly supporting the roll-out of hydrogen refueling stations and the "greenification" of industrial hydrogen through sector coupling.

Using an oil like ours allows for usage of the existing storage and transport infrastructure for fossil fuels and therewith reduces the required infrastructure investment. Overall, LOHC can reduce the cost of transport and storage of hydrogen by up to 50% and at the same time eliminates the risk factors associated with hydrogen.

Used in energy storage, in combination with an electrolyzer and a fuel cell, our liquid can store up to 1.9 MWh / m³ of LOHC – a tenfold increase compared to average lithium ion batteries. The technology is therefore ideal for storage of very large amounts of energy over longer periods of time – a key requirement for a successful turn to fluctuating renewable energies.

The LOHC technology therewith finally brings the flexibility into hydrogen handling that is required to make hydrogen the crude oil of a renewable area.

Founded in 2013 and and backed by the strategic investor Anglo American Platinum, we have the first systems in the field and are deploying three further units to a commercial customer in the US in 2017. Having been awared funding under the SME Instrument scheme in February 2017, we are now fully on track for commercial roll-out.

Product

Hydrogenious Technologies is an infrastructure provider for the industrial gas market, with two complementary products being offered.

StorageBOX
In the StorageBOX, hydrogen is bound to the carrier oil by means of catalytic reaction.
The Series is a suite of containerized systems with current hydrogen storage capacities of 10 Nm³/h, - 100 Nm³/h. Through a cooperation with MAN Turbo&Diesel, the capacity will continuously be increased to also allow for large scale central hydrogen storage.
The StorageBOX can directly be connected to an electrolyzer without the need of a compressor to ensure safe and efficient storage of renewable hydrogen.

ReleaseBOX
The corresponding ReleaseBOX allows for on-demand hydrogen release from the loaded carrier oil (also by means of catalytic reaction) as per the customer needs. The ReleaseBOX systems are installed at the hydrogen consumer site.
The Series is a suite of containerized systems with current hydrogen release capacities of 5 Nm³/h - 100 Nm³/h. In a first step, the release capacity will be increased to a maximum of 400 Nm³/h by 2018.
The hydrogen from the ReleaseBOX can directly be used for industrial processes, to refill a fuel cell electric vehicle or in stationary fuel cells.



Why we are ecofriendly

Hydrogen has the potential to become the crude oil of a renewable area. It is available without limits and can be produced just from water and renewable electricity - if only it was easy to store and transport.

Our products and our LOHC technology solve this problem and finally make hydrogen handling easy - thus enabling the realization of a sustainable, decarbonized hydrogen based economy.

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Version History

2017-04-21 08:00:53 - changed customers to 'Industrial Gas companies; Hydrogen refueling stations; Energy companies'

2017-04-21 07:59:06 - changed grantsraised to 'H2020 SME Instrument - EUR 2.3 Mio.'

2017-04-21 07:58:33 - changed employees to '40'

2017-04-21 07:57:42 - changed awards to 'dena start-up Energy Transition Award 2017 STEP Award 2016 GP Bullhound Connect Award 2016 Innovation Award of the...'

2017-04-21 07:53:32 - changed ecopitch to 'Hydrogen has the potential to become the crude oil of a renewable area. It is available without limits and can be...'


Hydrogenious Technologies is ECO17 Award Nominee.




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Fundraising

Currently raising


Grants Raised

H2020 SME Instrument - EUR 2.3 Mio.

Employees

40

Investors

Anglo American Platinum

Customers

Industrial Gas companies;
Hydrogen refueling stations;
Energy companies




Awards

dena start-up Energy Transition Award 2017
STEP Award 2016
GP Bullhound Connect Award 2016
Innovation Award of the German Industry 2016
Science4Life VentureCup 2014
Bavarian Founders Award 2014



Country of Origin

Germany

Founded

2013

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Contact Person

Cornelius von der Heydt - Head of Business Development

Headquarter

Erlangen (Germany)

Tags

hydrogen, storage, LOHC, energy storage