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Unlocking the Future of Clean Energy: Honeywell Unveils Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier Solution
Unlocking the Future of Clean Energy: Honeywell Unveils Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier Solution

Unlocking the Future of Clean Energy: Honeywell Unveils Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier Solution

  • 12-Apr-2023 11:11 AM
  • Journalist: Shiba Teramoto

North Carolina [US]: Honeywell has revealed a game-changing solution called Honeywell Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) designed for the safe and cost-effective transportation of clean Hydrogen over long distances. This innovative solution effectively addresses the challenge of the low-density and flammability of Hydrogen at standard conditions, making it difficult to transport in its gaseous form. By leveraging the existing transportation and refinery infrastructure, Honeywell's LOHC solution can effectively meet the surging demand for Hydrogen use across various industries while helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Honeywell UOP's LOHC solution stands out among current transport options for Hydrogen, such as liquified Hydrogen and chemical carriers like Ammonia. Unlike these alternatives, Honeywell UOP's solution doesn't require new infrastructure to accommodate increased volume. The technology takes Hydrogen gas and chemically combines it using the Honeywell UOP Toluene Saturation Process to create a liquid carrier that is fully compatible with existing infrastructure.

Consequently, the carrier can be transported using the same methods employed for gasoline and similar hydrocarbons. This approach not only results in efficient transport but also utilizes the existing refining assets and infrastructure available, making it a promising solution for the transportation of Hydrogen.

Green Hydrogen program has found a solution to recover Hydrogen from a liquid carrier using the Honeywell UOP Methylcyclohexane Dehydrogenation Process. This carrier is readily available and requires minimal makeup, making it an ideal option for use in various commercial and industrial applications.

The program has the advantage of Honeywell's extensive experience in membrane and catalyst development for the gas processing, refining, steel, and petrochemical industries, as well as recent advancements in membranes for battery and power applications. Furthermore, existing idle oil refining assets can be repurposed to release Hydrogen from the liquid carrier, providing both cost savings and sustainability benefits.

Honeywell has made a new commitment to reach carbon neutrality in its operations and facilities by 2035. This pledge adds to the company's impressive track record of effectively reducing the greenhouse gas intensity of its operations and facilities over the years.

Furthermore, Honeywell has been a pioneer in innovation aimed at supporting its customers in achieving their environmental and social goals. Approximately fifty percent of Honeywell's research and development investment for new product introduction is geared towards developing products that enhance the environmental and social outcomes for customers.

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