Our History

Founded in 2013, Hydrogenious Technologies is a spin-off of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg by its CEO Dr. Daniel Teichmann and the three co-founders Prof. Wolfgang Arlt, Prof. Peter Wasserscheid and Prof. Eberhardt Schlücker.

The need for safe and efficient hydrogen storage for multi-MWh energy storage systems was imminent – and Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers (LOHC) proved to be the solution. Having completed the technological proof of concept at the university’s laboratories, the idea became reality and Hydrogenious Technologies, a global pioneer in LOHC based energy storage, was born.

With the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg becoming a shareholder in May 2014 and the successful close of a Series A funding round in July 2014 with Anglo American Platinum as investor, Hydrogenious Technologies is now backed with strong scientific, strategic and financial capacities to revolutionize large-scale energy and hydrogen storage.

Our Awards

Hydrogenious Technologies and our employees take great efforts to make a difference in the hydrogen logistics market to create both, value for our customers and a sustainable energy future for all of us. Our innovation, business practices and creativity are honored frequently. This recognition generally reflects feedback provided by industry experts and academics. We are pleased to highlight some of the recent awards here.

Our Vision

We have one vision – to make the much discussed hydrogen economy a global reality. A reality where the global energy needs for electricity, heat and mobility are covered by green hydrogen, produced out of renewable energies and distributed safely and efficiently via Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers. Where the existing transport infrastructure for fossil fuels is being used by LOHC loaded with green hydrogen. And where this hydrogen supplied by LOHC is available wherever and whenever needed.

We are convinced that this world is possible – and that our LOHC based hydrogen storage technology is the vital link between renewable hydrogen and the consumer’s needs.


Hydrogenious Technologies and the LOHC concept

Leadership Team

Dr. Daniel Teichmann

Daniel is co-founder and CEO of Hydrogenious Technologies. As an alumnus of the University of Erlangen – Nuremberg and the Bavarian Elite Academy and with a doctorate in engineering, he is one of the conceptual fathers of LOHC-based energy storage. Daniel has previous entrepreneurial experience as well as industry experience at McKinsey and BMW in the Department ‘Efficient Dynamics Drivetrain’ in the Group ‘Energy Storage’.

Dr. Berthold Melcher

Berthold is Head of Engineering and Operations of Hydrogenious Technologies. He received his Ph.D. from Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2010. In the position of a process engineer he worked from 2010 – 2014 for SIEMENS Energy in the engineering department for large scale power plants and in the project development for carbon capture & storage (CCS) units. He joined Hydrogenious Technologies in September 2014.

Dr. Martin Johannes Schneider

Martin is head of project development and CMO of Hydrogenious Technologies. He received his Ph.D. from the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2014. After a postdoc at the University of St. Andrews he joined Hydrogenious Technologies in October 2014. He provides experience in chemical process development, reaction engineering and alternative reaction solvents.

Dr. Cornelius von der Heydt

Cornelius is Head of Sales at Hydrogenious Technologies. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kassel in 2015. With more than 7 years of experience in consulting (Roland Berger, BCG, Bryanston Resources) and renewable energies (as founder of a biomethane company), he joined Hydrogenious Technologies in May 2015.

Dr. Caspar Paetz

Caspar is Head of Research and Development at Hydrogenious Technologies. He received his doctoral degree from Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2009. He worked at Uhde Inventa-Fischer GmbH (now Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions) and Thost Projektmanagement GmbH. At Thost he was project manager, shift supervisor, operations manager of a pilot plant and a team leader in project controlling for chemical plant engineering with a focus on plastics (PLA, PET, PPS) and their basic materials (MDA/MDI). He joined Hydrogenious Technologies in April 2016.

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