Joint agreement signed to develop LOHC-SOFC system for maritime use

Alma Clean Power, Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies and Hydrogenious LOHC Maritime have announced a joint development agreement to engineer a fully integrated LOHC-SOFC (liquid organic hydrogen carrier-solid oxide fuel cell) power system for the HyNjord project supported by Enova.

The agreement focusses on a 100-kilowatt pilot powertrain to be demonstrated on board the offshore supply vessel Edda Ferd operated by Østensjø Rederi.

The innovation combines hydrogen release from the LOHC with direct conversion into power by an adjacent SOFC unit to the benefit of high efficiency. The key to this lies in using the SOFC device’s excess heat to meet the LOHC release unit’s heat demand. The Hydrogenious LOHC solution provides a safe and easy method for handling hydrogen as a fuel, facilitating the decarbonisation of the maritime industry.

“With this partnership, we leverage synergies between Alma’s SOFC solution and our LOHC technology and take the next milestone in pioneering the use of hydrogen as a safe and efficient zero emission fuel to ships”, said Dr Daniel Teichmann, CEO and founder of Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies.

Øystein Skår, General Manager at Hydrogenious LOHC Maritime, added: “Our goal is to develop a zero emission power solution for shipping, and with this agreement we join forces to combine the LOHC technology with SOFC technology to develop an efficient way to produce power on board ships without emissions.”

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