Honeywell introduces proprietary Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC)

Honeywell LOHC
Honeywell has announced Honeywell Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC), a solution that enables the long-distance transportation of hydrogen and can help meet the growing requirements for its use across various industries by leveraging existing refinery and transportation infrastructure.

In the Honeywell LOHC solution, hydrogen gas is combined chemically through the Honeywell UOP Toluene Saturation Process into a convenient liquid carrier compatible with existing infrastructure. The carrier can then be transported in the same way as gasoline or similar hydrocarbons. Once at its destination, the hydrogen is recovered from the carrier using the Honeywell UOP Methylcyclohexane Dehydrogenation Process. Existing idle oil refining assets can be revamped to release the hydrogen from the liquid carrier for use in multiple commercial and industrial applications. The carrier used in the Honeywell LOHC solution is readily available and requires minimal makeup.

“With increased focus on companies reducing their carbon dioxide footprint and growing the hydrogen economy, Honeywell LOHC can offer a long-distance transport option that can kickstart hydrogen ecosystems,” said Bryan Glover, President of Honeywell UOP. “Our LOHC solution can aid in the energy transition because it utilizes existing refining assets and offers comprehensive solutions across the hydrogen value chain. From production and conversion, transmission, and storage, to distribution and use, our ready-now solution can be used to make operations safer, more efficient, and more reliable.”

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