Scientific Research 2018-09-14T08:12:04+00:00

Hydrogenious’ LOHC technology is based on years of thorough research in the area of Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers (LOHC). As a university spin-off and a company of scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs, Hydrogenious Technologies focuses on the commercialization of the LOHC technology and optimizes catalysts, reactor technology and system integration.

In addition, a large group of scientists at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) including the co-founding professors Wasserscheid, Arlt and Schlücker continue to push the limits of the LOHC technology. If you are interested in the capabilities, potential and origin of our LOHC technology you can find more insights in the publications featured here.

Carbon Dioxide-Free Hydrogen Production with Integrated Hydrogen Separation and Storage

June 23, 2016|

Abstract An integration of CO2-free hydrogen generation through methane decomposition coupled with hydrogen/methane separation and chemical hydrogen storage through liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) systems is demonstrated. A potential, very interesting application is the upgrading [...]

Melting Points of Potential Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier Systems Consisting of N-Alkylcarbazoles

March 17, 2016|

Abstract Liquid organic hydrogen carriers (LOHCs) represent an attractive concept for storing hydrogen by the hydrogenation of usually aromatic compounds. One of the best investigated LOHCs is N-ethylcarbazole because of its favorable thermodynamic properties. However, [...]

Hydrogenation of the liquid organic hydrogen carrier compound dibenzyltoluene – reaction pathway determination by H NMR spectroscopy

February 29, 2016|

Abstract The catalytic hydrogenation of the LOHC compound dibenzyltoluene (H0-DBT) was investigated by 1H NMR spectroscopy in order to elucidate the reaction pathway of its charging process with hydrogen in the context of future hydrogen [...]

Development of a liquid chromatographic method for the separation of a liquid organic hydrogen carrier mixture

February 24, 2016|

Abstract Liquid organic hydrogen carriers (LOHC) are an interesting option for hydrogen storage and transportation. This concept is based on reversible hydrogenation and dehydrogenation of a carrier compound for uptake and release of hydrogen respectively. [...]

Dicyclohexylmethane as a Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier: A Model Study on the Dehydrogenation Mechanism over Pd(111)

February 16, 2016|

Abstract We have studied the dehydrogenation of the liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) dicyclohexylmethane (DCHM) to diphenylmethane (DPM) and its side reactions on a Pd(111) single crystal surface. The adsorption and thermal evolution of both [...]

Thermodynamic analysis of reversible hydrogenation for heat storage in concentrated solar power plants

November 30, 2015|

Abstract Heat storage in concentrated solar power plants is required to compensate for variable availability of solar radiation. The energy density achievable with thermochemical heat storage is higher than for molten salt which represents the [...]

Binary Diffusion Coefficients of the Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier System Dibenzyltoluene/Perhydrodibenzyltoluene

November 18, 2015|

Abstract Liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) systems constitute a very promising concept for future hydrogen storage and logistics. The concept builds on the conversion of excess renewable energy to hydrogen via electrolysis followed by reversible [...]

Chemical utilization of hydrogen from fluctuating energy sources e Catalytic transfer hydrogenation from charged Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier systems

November 7, 2015|

Abstract Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) systems offer a very attractive way for storing and distributing hydrogen from electrolysis using excess energies from solar or wind power plants. In this contribution, an alternative, high-value utilization [...]

Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers: Thermophysical and Thermochemical Studies of Benzyl- and Dibenzyl-toluene Derivatives

July 29, 2015|

Abstract The heat transfer oils dibenzyltoluene and benzyltoluene are promising materials as a new class of liquid organic hydrogen carrier compounds (LOHC). Thermophysical properties (heat capacity, density, viscosity, and surface tension) of the commercially available [...]

Vacuum Surface Science Meets Heterogeneous Catalysis: Dehydrogenation of a Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier in the Liquid State

June 12, 2015|

Abstract Ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) surface science techniques are used to study the heterogeneous catalytic dehydrogenation of a liquid organic hydrogen carrier in its liquid state close to the conditions of real catalysis. For this purpose, [...]

Environmental and health impact assessment of Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) systems – challenges and preliminary results

February 4, 2015|

Abstract Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) systems offer a very attractive way to store and transport hydrogen, a technical feature that is highly desirable to link unsteady energy production from renewables with the vision of [...]

Evaluation of Industrially Applied Heat-Transfer Fluids as Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier Systems

August 16, 2013|

Abstract Liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) systems offer a very attractive method for the decentralized storage of renewable excess energy. In this contribution, industrially well-established heat-transfer oils (typically sold under trade names, e.g., Marlotherm) are [...]

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