Enabling Hydrogen to the Maritime Industry

First of its kind
Our on-board Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier & Fuel Cell power system is under development on a megawatt scale.
Superior solution
Hydrogenious’ unique LOHC technology allows for best handling, storage and transportation of maritime hydrogen. Safe, dense, cost-efficient, and easy to access.
Our emission-free power system will integrate three core components on-board:
The LOHC release unit, discharging the hydrogen from the liquid organic carrier benzyl toluene on demand on the ship
A fuel cell
An interface to the ship's power management system

Handling hydrogen as an oil – with LOHC!

High safety
Minimal amount of molecular hydrogen even when loaded with hydrogen.
Hydrogen carrier oil benzyl toluene is hardly flammable, non-explosive.
Hydrogen release only in presence of catalyst and heat.
Lower hazard potential than diesel.
Fast and familiar fueling process
Refueling by pumping a liquid.
Use of conventional pumps.
Easily carrying enough energy onboard to operate in normal intervals of several weeks without refueling.
Utilization of existing bunkering terminals.
Cargo handling during refueling possible.
Low-cost hydrogen distribution
Diesel-like oil, remains liquid down to − 35 °C.
Use of conventional fossil fuel infrastructure, also in ports.
Carrier oil benzyl toluene is low-cost and can be loaded and unloaded with hydrogen many hundreds of times and is recyclable many times over.
Efficient onboard storage
No pressure accumulators needed.
Utilize existing bunkering facilities onboard at ambient conditions.
Store 2—3 times more energy compared to compressed hydrogen, due to the favorable LOHC energy density.

Get in touch with our Management team

Øystein Skår serves as General and Business Development Manager since February 2022. With a MSc in marine engineering, he brings also more than 20 years of experience from the maritime sector with about 15 years in senior management roles. Prior to Hydrogenious LOHC Maritime, Øystein worked more than 20 years for Pon Power, the distributor of Caterpillar and MaK engines and generators sets. For the last four years he served as Director of Technology and Business Development.

Dr Daniel Meyer

Dr Daniel Meyer has as of May 2023 been appointed as co-manager of Hydrogenious LOHC Maritime AS. Operating out of the office in Erlangen, Germany, his main responsibilities include finance and maritime LOHC strategy. Dr Daniel Meyer is an engineer with a PhD in materials and geosciences from the Technical University of Darmstadt/Hessen in Germany. After more than 15 years at Robert Bosch, he joined Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies in December 2022 as Head of On-Board Business in Erlangen, Germany.

Dedicated to sustainable hydrogen maritime mobility

Our two shareholders Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies and Østensjø Group bring together congenial strengths and strong beliefs.

Havard Framnes
“We believe the technology provided by Hydrogenious LOHC Maritime can be suitable for most shipping segments, which makes the market potential huge for the company”
Håvard Framnes
Østensjø Group Investment Director and Board Member in Hydrogenious LOHC Maritime
Dr Daniel Teichmann
“Direct on-board use of LOHC in shipping will benefit from the overall LOHC value chain being established especially in and around ports due to necessary large-scale imports via sea”
DR Daniel Teichmann
Founder and CEO of Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies and Chairman of the Board of Hydrogenious LOHC Maritime

With its proprietary Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier technology, the German Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies is changing the way to handle hydrogen. The joint venture has an exclusive worldwide license agreement with Hydrogenious LOHC for maritime use of the technology.

The technology is based on the process of loading hydrogen in a thermal oil as well as releasing it where and when it’s needed. This is expected to revolutionise the supply chain for hydrogen, as LOHC can be used to store and transport large quantities of hydrogen under ambient conditions, using the already existing fossil fuel infrastructure.

Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies

The Norwegian Østensjø Group contributes its international maritime expertise that has grown over decades. The company is a leading provider of offshore services, and the Group owns and operates vessels within offshore wind, terminal towage, offshore oil & gas and offshore accommodation.

Østensjø has seen LOHC as the game changer for the decarbonisation of shipping for some time and is committed to take part of the energy transition and to find ways to cut emissions. Of all the potential zero-emission technologies, Østensjø finds LOHC the most promising one. That is why they prepared all six service operation vessels under construction under its affiliate company, Edda Wind, for LOHC-based propulsion.


Press releases

21 June 2023

Hydrogenious LOHC Maritime completes management team by appointing Dr Daniel Meyer as co-manager

5 May 2023

HGK Shipping and Hydrogenious to design an emission-free inland waterway vessel with hydrogen carrier technology

7 March 2023

Alma Clean Power, Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies and Hydrogenious LOHC Maritime announce JDA

2 February 2023

Horizon Europe funds first-of-a-kind maritime onboard application of superior safe LOHC technology at megawatt-scale with 15 million Euros in Ship-aH2oy project

1 April 2022

Øystein Skår to lead Hydrogenious LOHC Maritime AS as General and Business Development Manager

2 July 2021

Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies and Østensjø Group join forces and tread a novel path towards safe zero-emission shipping

HyNjord and Ship-aH2oy: Our two development programs
Bundling strong cleantech & maritime expertise

Our first project is HyNjord where we will develop a LOHC & fuel cell power system with approximately 100 kW. This project is funded by Norwegian state-owned agency Enova with about 2.5 million Euro.

In Ship-aH2oy we are aiming to develop and demonstrate a megawatt-scale solution of such a LOHC based powertrain on board one of Edda Wind’s C/SOVs, specifically using a SOFC, with grants from Horizon Europe.

Independently of our projects, we also see other ship types such as RoPax ferries and river barges as suitable next other target segments.

The LOHC cycle: From stationary to mobile maritime application