Uniper, Hydrogenious LOHC of Germany and JERA Americas, together with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), signed a joint study agreement (JSA) to explore hydrogen transportation between the UAE and Germany using Hydrogenious’ Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) technology.
The parties will explore the opportunity to scale up existing LOHC technology to help meet the growing global demand for the transportation of hydrogen.
Niek den Hollander, CCO at Uniper, said, “Uniper is already actively involved in large scale hydrogen projects in the Middle East with a view to exporting hydrogen to Europe and Asian markets.”
Hydrogenious’ CEO and founder Dr Daniel Teichmann, added, “The synergy of ADNOC’s energy sources, Uniper’s offtaking and JERA Americas’ energy trading experience will create a seamless value chain in order to bring clean energy into the European market.”
Steven Winn, CEO of JERA Americas, said, “This partnership will allow hydrogen produced in the UAE to be transported to Germany using the Hydrogenious technology and help decarbonise Europe.”
Hydrogenious’ LOHC technology provides a safe, low-cost means of bulk hydrogen storage and transportation, bonding hydrogen molecules to a non-flammable liquid, making it suitable and safer for transportation and distribution. Its technology is based on the proprietary carrier material benzyl toluene (BT). When stored within the BT, no hydrogen losses occur, allowing long storage durations and storage of large volumes.