How can innovate energy storage technology accelerate the economic and humanitarian progress in developing countries? Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Dr. Gerd Müller and Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Education and Research Stefan Müller searched for solutions at Hydrogenious Technologies in Erlangen.
The chamber of commerce (IHK) honoured three startups of the region with this year’s 22nd IHK Founder’s Award for Middle Franconia. Hydrogenious Technologies was one of the three winners and our founder Dr. Daniel Teichmann and two of our three founding professors, Prof. Wolfgang Arlt and Prof. Peter Wasserscheid, where awarded with the price at yesterday’s evening event at the IHK in Nuremberg. The team of Hydrogenious Technologies is honoured and we congratulate the two additional winners!
The 2017 „Start Up Energy Transition Awards“ have been granted and Hydrogenious was able to win in the category „Cleantech against Climate Change“ . Over 500 candidates from 66 countries had signed up for the award. On Monday the 20th of March 2017 a high-profile, international jury awarded one winner in each of the six awards categories during the „Start Up Energy Transition-Tech Festival“.
The SME Instrument is part of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme, where a total of up to € 3 billion are invested in 7500 projects of highly innovative small to medium enterprises by 2020. Hydrogenious Technologies’ proposal to develop the next generation of highly dynamic, fully automated next generation hydrogen release systems (our ReleaseBOX), reducing price, complexity and delivery time and to successfully execute full commercial roll-out in EU countries convinced the EU experts jury in the recent round of Phase 2 SME instrument calls. The project has a total volume of € 3.3 million with a total EU contribution of € 2.3 million.
Hydrogenious Technologies was chosen from over 756 young enterprises as one of Germany’s top 50 startups in 2016. The German web platform für-gründer.de honors the best startups of Germany every year.
The selection procedure involves the comparison of 163 start-up competitions in which the best ideas and business models had been analyzed by expert juries. Out of those who were selected by the individual competitions für-gründer.de nominates and honors the top 50 start-ups of the year 2016. Besides its excellent ranking Hydrogenious Technologies is also proud to be an editor’s favorite.
Hydrogenious Technologies GmbH and MAN Diesel & Turbo SE, a specialist for salt-bed reactors for chemical industry, have closed an agreement for joint development of industrial-scale LOHC hydrogenation reactors.
The agreement has been signed in August this year by Dr. Daniel Teichmann, CEO of Hydrogenious Technologies GmbH, and Prof. Rolf Bank, Plant Manager of the MAN plant in Deggendorf. MDT Diesel & Turbo is a leading manufacturer of reactor systems and components for the chemical and petro-chemical industry and has, with its proprietary salt-bed reactor technology, a broad experience in development, engineering and manufacturing of large scale reactor systems. Hydrogenious Technologies, as a pioneer of the commercial LOHC technology, brings the necessary process know-how as well as a comprehensive understanding of the overall system requirements into the cooperation.
The Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) technology developed by Hydrogenious Technologies enables efficient transport and storage of large amounts of hydrogen at ambient conditions – a breakthrough for hydrogen distribution to industry and mobility customers. Following the commissioning of first container-based pilot systems by Hydrogenious Technologies, this joint development now aims at a stepwise scaling of hydrogenation systems to the multi-ton per day scale of today’s hydrogen sources. Combined with the smaller hydrogen release systems (ReleaseBOXes), the scale-up aims at significantly reducing the cost of hydrogen delivery and therewith especially at supporting the breakthrough of hydrogen mobility.
Hydrogenious Technologies‘ CEO Dr. Daniel Teichmann sees the cooperation as a milestone for the LOHC technology development:
„This cooperation lays the basis for the build-up of industrial scale hydrogenation units, which will lower the costs for hydrogen delivery to industry and mobility applications significantly. We are very happy to have gained such a strong and reputable partner like MAN Diesel & Turbo for this cooperation. “
Prof. Rolf Bank, Plant Manager of the MDTplant in Deggendorf, adds:
„We see the LOHC Technology developed by Hydrogenious Technologies to have the potential to revolutionize hydrogen logistics as we know it today. And we are happy to be able to contribute our part to this development. “
Hydrogenious Technologies is the winner in two of five categories of this year’s STEP Award, issued by F.A.Z.-Fachverlag. The whole team of Hydrogenious Technologies is proud to win these awards. The innovative LOHC technology for safe and efficient hydrogen storage convinced the top-class jury and led to the awards in the categories tech and sustainability. The awards in these two categories emphasize the importance of the innovation of Hydrogenious Technologies for a hydrogen-based sustainable future energy system.
The STEP award is awarded yearly since 2006 to promising and innovative growth companies from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This year, the award was issued for the eleventh time featuring two new categories for start-ups from tech and ICT industry. Furthermore, two extra awards in the topics sustainability and energy- and resource efficiency were granted this year.
Congratulations to all the other winners of the STEP award 2016.
London 11/09/2016 – Hydrogenious Technologies won the GP Bullhound Connect Award in the category “ones to watch” for the strongest prospects for disruptive growth. The winners of the seventh Connect Awards were announced last Wednesday at a ceremony at The May Fair Hotel, London, which celebrated Europe’s leading companies in Clean Energy & Sustainability. The Awards dinner was attended by more than 125 industry leaders, including CEOs from top companies spanning almost all sustainability sectors, along with figures from Europe’s most prominent investment funds. Hydrogenious Technologies was able to convince the judges with its innovative LOHC technology for safe and efficient hydrogen storage and transportation. The Connect Awards is one of the leading Clean Tech industry networking events organised by GP Bullhound.
Full list of Award winners:
Fastest Growing Company: SaltX Technology
Fastest Growing Larger Company: Tantalum Corporation
One to Watch: Hydrogenious Technologies
Most Innovative: Organica Water
Deal of the Year: Punch Powertrain
Judges’ Award: E-Leather
A full list of the finalists can be found on www.gpbullhoundconnect.com
About GP Bullhound
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On October 13 the “Kopernikus projects for the energy revolution (Energiewende)”, a major research project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), was officially launched in attendance of Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, German Federal Minister for Education and Research. The Kopernikus projects consist of four large subprojects one of which is „Power-To-X“ (P2X). Here, the LOHC technology of Hydrogenious Technologies is one of the focus topics and will be further developed for the hydrogen supply of fueling stations and industry applications.
“The Kopernikus-Projekte open up a great potential. New storage and application technologies are the pillars of a new energy system which is based on renewable energies. For the Energiewende it is important that research institutions as well as industrial representatives, the society and politics pull together.” (Translated from German)
Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, German Federal Minister for Education and Research (BMBF)
Together with Hydrogenious Technologies a number of companies and research facilities like AREVA H2 GEN, CLARIANT, the Fraunhofer ISE, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg and numerous university research institutions are involved in the subproject P2X. In the upcoming three years, further technological developments of the LOHC technology shall be brought from research to industrial maturity.
“The award of the Kopernikus projects show that the Power-To-X consortium is leading in German energy research.” (Translated from German)
Thomas Rachel, Member of the Bundestag and Parliamentary Secretary of State in the Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Overall 17 research institutions, 26 industrial companies and three civil society organizations are part of the Kopernikus projects. Kopernikus is coordinated by RWTH Aachen, Forschungszentrum Jülich and DECHMA. The Kopernikus projects are named after the scientific revolutionist Nicolaus Copernicus and are set up for a runtime of 10 years and aim to find technological and economical solutions for the restructuring of the energy system with support of science, economy and civil society.
Hydrogenious Technologies now publishes the latest scientific developments in the area of LOHC research on the company’s website. The recently added LOHC Publications section lists the most recent scientific publications that contribute to the LOHC technology for safe and efficient hydrogen storage. Find out more about the scientific background of our patented technology and about new and upcoming innovations.