We pioneer a viable path to zero-emission shipping

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First of its kind
Our on-board Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier/Fuel Cell powertrains will be ready for operation from 2025. On a megawatt scale.
Superior solution
Hydrogenious’ unique LOHC technology allows for best handling, storage and transportation of maritime hydrogen. Safe, dense, cost-efficient, and easy to access.
Our emission-free propulsion system will integrate three core components on-board:
The LOHC Release Unit, releasing the hydrogen from the liquid organic carrier Benzyltoluene on demand on the ship
A fuel cell
An interface to the ship's power management system

LOHC as an on-board application for maritime use? Compelling!

High safety
Minimal amount of molecular hydrogen.
Hydrogen carrier oil Bezyltoluene is low-toxic, hardly flammable, non-explosive.
Hydrogen release only in presence of catalyst and heat.
Fast and familiar fueling process
Refueling by pumping a liquid.
Use of conventional pumps.
Easily carrying enough energy onboard to be able to operate in normal intervals of up to several weeks without refuelling.
Utilization of existing bunkering terminals
Cargo during refueling possible.
Low-cost hydrogen distribution
Diesel-like liquid down to -35 °C.
Use of conventional fossil fuel infrastructure, also in ports.
Carrier oil Benzyltoluene is low-cost and can be loaded and unloaded with hydrogen many hundreds of times and is recyclable many times over.
Low-cost on-board storage
No pressure accumulators needed.
Utilize existing bunkering facilities on-board at ambient conditions.
Store 2-3 times more energy compared to compressed hydrogen, due to the favorable LOHC energy density.

Dedicated to sustainable hydrogen maritime mobility

Our two shareholders Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies and Østensjø Group bring together congenial strengths and strong beliefs.

Havard Framnes
“We believe the technology provided by Hydrogenious LOHC Maritime can be suitable for most shipping segments, which makes the market potential huge for the company”
Håvard Framnes
Østensjø Group Investment Director and Board Member in Hydrogenious LOHC Maritime
Dr Daniel Teichmann
“Direct on-board use of LOHC in shipping will benefit from the overall LOHC value chain being established especially in and around ports due to necessary large-scale imports via sea”
DR Daniel Teichmann
Founder and CEO of Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies and Chairman of the Board of Hydrogenious LOHC Maritime

With its proprietary Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier technology, the German Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies is changing the way to handle hydrogen. The joint venture has an exclusive worldwide license agreement with Hydrogenious LOHC for maritime use of the technology.

The technology is based on the process of loading hydrogen in a thermal oil as well as releasing it where and when it’s needed. This is expected to revolutionise the supply chain for hydrogen, as LOHC can be used to store and transport large quantities of hydrogen under ambient conditions, using the already existing fossil fuel infrastructure.

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The Norwegian Østensjø Group contributes its international maritime expertise that has grown over decades. The company is a leading provider of offshore services, and the Group owns and operates vessels within offshore wind, terminal towage, offshore oil & gas and offshore accommodation.

Østensjø has seen LOHC as the game changer for the decarbonisation of shipping for some time and is committed to take part of the energy transition and to find ways to cut emissions. Of all the potential zero-emission technologies, Østensjø finds LOHC the most promising one. That is why they prepared all six service operation vessels under construction in its subsidiary, Edda Wind, for LOHC-based propulsion.

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Press release

“Novel path towards safe zero-emission shipping: Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies and Østensjø Group join forces with tailwind from Enova funding”

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HyNjord. Initial project with support by Enova.

Our first project HyNjord focusses on developing a 200 kW pilot of our innovative LOHC/fuel cell propulsion system.

LOHC Illustration

Funding agency Enova SF, owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment, supports HyNjord with NOK 26 million (about 2.5 million Euros):

Oyvind Leistad
"LOHC will be a new alternative to compressed and fluid hydrogen, and the different energy carriers will probably have different advantages and areas of application. The HyNjord LOHC-project will give us valuable information in order to contribute for hydrogen to become a real alternative to fossile fuels."
Øyvind Leistad
Marketing Director in Enova