Evos, Hydrogenious and Port of Amsterdam developing hydrogen import facilities

Evos, Hydrogenious, and the Port of Amsterdam signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) confirming their intention to develop large-scale hydrogen import facilities at the port of Amsterdam.

A LOHC dehydrogenation facility with a daily final release capacity of 100–500 tonnes of hydrogen will be included in the facilities, along with any necessary handling and storage facilities. The H2A platform, which focuses on the establishment of supply chains for green hydrogen imports through the port of Amsterdam, was founded with the participation of all three partners.

Important additions to other planned activities in the port include the construction of a LOHC import terminal and a plant for the continuous, large-scale discharge of hydrogen. Developing the regional and governmental infrastructure as well as numerous projects for hydrogen production in the North Sea Canal Area are examples of such initiatives. The next stage of this project will examine the physical, budgetary, and infrastructure needs to build the terminal during the coming years. Prior to 2028, the first hydrogen distribution plants to local off-takers are to be operational, with the possibility of further upgrading. The total volume of LOHC processed will be at least 1 million tons annually.

Following the conclusion of a feasibility study on several liquid hydrogen carriers, Evos, Hydrogenious, and the Port of Amsterdam are now moving forward with the implementation of Hydrogenious’ special LOHC technology. According to this analysis, LOHC technology is a viable option that is compatible with the port of Amsterdam’s existing infrastructure. With only a few modest adjustments, the Evos Amsterdam terminals can store and transport LOHC across the port and beyond.

Thermal oil benzyl toluene (LOHC-BT), the liquid organic hydrogen carrier employed by Hydrogenious, is already well-known in the field as a heat transfer medium and has the perfect characteristics for secure handling in ports. Benzyl toluene may be handled like a fossil liquid fuel inside existing infrastructure, at ambient pressure and temperature, due to its qualities as a flame retardant and non-explosive carrier with a high volumetric energy density. It can be used to bind hydrogen numerous times after dehydrogenation.

With only modest adjustments required to permit storage at Evos Amsterdam, Hydrogenious’ LOHC technology offers an appealing, economical, and secure alternative by utilizing the port’s already-existing naval infrastructure. As a result, this innovative project is a crucial development step for pan-European hydrogen value chains linked to the port of Amsterdam. Because of this, it helps hasten the decarbonization of European industries.