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Volume 15, Issue 6
Published: October 29, 2019
Fuelling the future

An innovative new carrier technology that makes hydrogen easier and safer to store, transport & distribute is the first step in facilitating global hydrogen supply to industrial energy sectors

The role of renewable energies in reducing the environmental burden of global energy emissions has resulted in an increase in innovative technologies to unlock their full potential.
The growth of hydrogen as a fuel, which today is around 60 million tonnes, is testament to the growing global interest in pursuing decarbonised forms of energy. When consumed in a fuel cell hydrogen only produces water and it can be produced from natural gas, nuclear power, biomass as well as renewable energy.
As the smallest and lightest molecule, the efficient storage and transportation of hydrogen is key to connecting the upstream and downstream sectors of the hydrogen supply chain.
Identifying the growing importance for safe and efficient transportation of hydrogen, Dr Daniel Teichmann researched and discovered a new liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) – Dibenzyltoluene – as a highly efficient and convenient method for storage and transporting hydrogen. The process involves chemically binding hydrogen molecules to an
easy-to-handle oil and is based on a reversible catalytic hydrogenation/dehydrogenation process, which has been well established in the industry.
Together with Professors Wasserscheid Arlt and Schlücker, Teichmann founded Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies. More than six years after the company’s creation, it now has more than 60 employees and has realised projects on a global scale.

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An energy storage frontrunner
Following First State Investment’s acquisition of Vopak’s former Amsterdam terminal, Evos Amsterdam is wellpositionedto become a frontrunner in current and new forms of energy storage & distribution The Evos Amsterdam terminal has significant potential to be one of the storage leaders in the global energy transition as well as cementing its position in the clean petroleum products market following its acquisition by First State Investment...
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The sustainable energy solution
Channoil Consulting’s Mark Waddington examines the future of sustainable fuels, EU Renewable Energy directives, supplier requirements and the impact this could have on the European storage sector As the world looks for more sustainable energy solutions, a big feature in the transition to sustainability will be biofuels...
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Fuelling the future
An innovative new carrier technology that makes hydrogen easier and safer to store, transport & distribute is the first step in facilitating global hydrogen supply to industrial energy sectors The role of renewable energies in reducing the environmental burden of global energy emissions has resulted in an increase in innovative technologies to unlock their full potential...
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A greener storage future
As sustainability firmly takes the spotlight across the globe, storage operators are embarking on initiatives to future proof their businesses by ensuring they remain a relevant part of the new energy supply chain...
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Decarbonising the EU economy
For those of you who are new to FETSA, it is the Federation of European Tank Storage Associations...
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Europe's LNG potential
North West Europe’s leading LNG hub continues to break records as a global supply glut results in increased throughput and loading activity In a few short years Gate Terminal has seen LNG activity surge considerably at its facility as global production capacity increases against growing interest in the environmentally friendly fuel product...
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Oil market vulnerabilities exposed
An attack on two oil facilities in the world’s largest crude oil exporting county sent shockwaves throughout oil markets and raised concerns about the vulnerability of the global supply chain...
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