Japan’s Eneos to develop LOHC project using Honeywell tech.

Honeywell International Inc (NYSE:HON) announced this week that Eneos Holdings Inc (TYO:5020), a Japanese oil company, will develop a Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) project at multiple sites using Honeywell technology.

According to the announcement, this is the world’s first commercial-scale LOHC project.

The LOHC solution enables clean hydrogen to be transported over long distances while leveraging existing refining assets and infrastructure. Honeywell stated that current hydrogen transportation solutions, such as liquefaction and chemical carriers like ammonia, necessitate additional infrastructure for hydrogen production and transportation.

In the Honeywell Toluene Hydrogenation process, hydrogen gas is chemically combined to form methylcyclohexane (MCH), which is described as a convenient liquid carrier that is compatible with existing infrastructure.

This will allow hydrogen to be exported to ENEOS in Japan as MCH. The hydrogen will be recovered at its destination using the Honeywell MCH Dehydrogenation process, while the toluene will be returned for additional cycles.

“With more cost-effective long-distance transport, our Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier provides a method of more closely matching international supply and demand for hydrogen which enables hydrogen to play a critical role in the energy mix as we move toward lower-carbon economies,” commented Ken West, president and CEO of Honeywell Energy and Sustainability Solutions.

Source Honeywell International Inc

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