Øystein Skår serves as General and Business Development Manager since February 2022. With a MSc in marine engineering, he brings also more than 20 years of experience from the maritime sector with about 15 years in senior management roles. Prior to Hydrogenious LOHC Maritime, Øystein worked more than 20 years for Pon Power, the distributor of Caterpillar and MaK engines and generators sets. For the last four years he served as Director of Technology and Business Development.
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.
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 under its affiliate company, Edda Wind, for LOHC-based propulsion.
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Horizon Europe funds first-of-a-kind maritime onboard application of superior safe LOHC technology at megawatt-scale with 15 million Euros in Ship-aH2oy project
Øystein Skår to lead Hydrogenious LOHC Maritime AS as General and Business Development Manager
Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies and Østensjø Group join forces and tread a novel path towards safe zero-emission shipping
Our first project is HyNjord where we will develop a LOHC & fuel cell power system
with approximately 100 kW. This project is funded by Norwegian state-owned
agency Enova with about 2.5 million Euro.
In Ship-aH2oy we are aiming to develop and demonstrate a megawatt-scale solution of such a LOHC based powertrain on board one of Edda Wind’s C/SOVs, specifically using a SOFC, with grants from Horizon Europe.
Independently of our projects, we also see other ship types such as RoPax ferries and river barges as suitable next other target segments.