Honeywell and ENEOS Partner on Commercial-Scale Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier Project

Feb. 15, 2024
The LOHC project allows for long-distance transportation of clean hydrogen to help meet the growing demand for hydrogen across various industries

ENEOS, a Japanese energy company, announced it is developing a commercial-scale Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) project and will use Honeywell’s solution at multiple sites.

The LOHC project allows for long-distance transportation of clean hydrogen to help meet the growing demand for hydrogen across various industries by leveraging existing refining assets and infrastructure.

Honeywell’s LOHC solution chemically combines hydrogen gas through the Honeywell Toluene Hydrogenation process to produce methylcyclohexane (MCH) – a convenient liquid carrier.

The hydrogen at these sites will be exported to ENEOS in Japan as MCH. Upon arrival, the hydrogen will be recovered using the Honeywell MCH Dehydrogenation process and released for use. The collected Toluene will be sent back to Honeywell for additional cycles.

“With more cost-effective long-distance transport, our LOHC 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,” said Ken West, President and CEO of Honeywell Energy and Sustainability Solutions.