Port of Amsterdam, tank storage company Evos and liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) technology firm Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop import facilities for hydrogen at the Dutch port.
The project will include a LOHC dehydrogenation plant and related storage and handling facilities, with first hydrogen deliveries to local off-takers targeted before 2028. The LOHC dehydrogenation facility will have a final release capacity of 100-500 tonnes of hydrogen per day, according to a joint announcement today. There will be a potential for expansion, with the terminal expected to handle LOHC volumes of at least 1 million tonnes per year.
Hydrogenious uses thermal oil benzyl toluene as the liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC-BT). The technology is compatible with existing infrastructure.
“By making use of existing nautical infrastructure in the port, Hydrogenious’ LOHC technology offers a compelling, cost-effective, and safe solution, with only minor modifications needed to enable storage at Evos Amsterdam,” the statement reads. The project is therefore seen as a key step in developing European hydrogen value chains linked to the port of Amsterdam.
Hanna Liebich, Business Development Manager at Hydrogenious, provided a deeper insight into the company’s hardly-flammable liquid carrier technology in a recent interview for Renewables Now.
“In order to realise Europe’s ambitious plans to import 10 million tonnes of hydrogen already in 2030, we need to make use of existing infrastructure,” remarked Hydrogenious founder and chief executive Daniel Teichmann.
The REPowerEU plan includes goals for producing 10 million tonnes and importing 10 million tonnes of renewable hydrogen in the EU by 2030.
The MoU was signed during European Hydrogen Week. The three parties are already collaborating as part of the H2A platform for the development of green hydrogen supply chains through the port of Amsterdam.