Frames Designs First Industrial Scale Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) Storage Plant

By November 23, 2021 3   min read  (452 words)

November 23, 2021 |

Fuel Cells Works, Frames Designs First Industrial Scale LOHC Storage Plant
  • In collaboration with Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies and MAN Energy Solutions, Frames is undertaking the design of a modular and skid-mounted LOHC Storage Plant for what will be the first industrial scale LOHC plant in Europe.

Based on Hydrogenious’ LOHC (Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier) technology, the plant in Cologne, located at CHEMPARK Dormagen, Germany, will have the capacity to store 5 tons of hydrogen per day. Typically, 5 tons of hydrogen can fuel half a million vehicle kilometres for a hydrogen powered car.

In 2019, Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies, Frames Group, MAN Energy Solutions formed a partnership for the design, supply and start-up of industrial scale Hydrogen storage plants based on Hydrogenious’ LOHC technology. The plant’s reactor will be designed by MAN Energy Solutions.

In the LOHC Storage Plant, hydrogen is chemically bonded to the LOHC material benzyl toluene, a thermal oil. This carrier oil can be transported under ambient conditions in conventional and existing logistics infrastructures comparable to the delivery of petroleum or diesel. From the plant in the CHEMPARK Dormagen, the LOHC loaded with hydrogen will be loaded to a truck for road transport to LOHC Release Plants and hydrogen offtakers in Europe, among others in Rotterdam.

“Frames has a proven track record in implementing innovative systems for processing various gases, also within the field of novel hydrogen technologies”, says Stefan Naser, Chief Operating Officer of Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies. “Their vast experience could be of great support to the roll-out of turnkey, stationary Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) plant infrastructure based on Hydrogenious’ proprietary technology.”

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Image: LOHC Hydrogen storage plant.

About Frames Group

Frames was founded in 1984 as a valve actuator company. Over the past 35 years we have expanded rapidly both in portfolio and geographic reach. Working together with our clients, suppliers, and employees we are energizing the world. Frames designs, builds, and delivers processing equipment, separation technologies, flow control & safeguarding systems, renewable energy and water solutions. Our core competence is process and control system integration. At Frames, we convert your process and control concepts into compact, highly integrated and autonomous skid-mounted solutions. We have a global reach through our network of offices and are continuously adding new technologies to our portfolio. Although the oil and gas industry has historically been our core market, we have also seen a strong expansion of our downstream and renewables activities.

Our vision is to be the first-choice partner in all your energy challenges. We will achieve this by utilizing our know-how and core values to better understand the needs of clients. Therefore, we will continue to develop our skills and technologies to exceed your expectations, continuously striving to create sustainable added value for our clients.


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