Ximeng ChenM. Sc.
Building: Sammelbau Chemie
Room: 38B 341
- Phone: +49 241 80 20112
- Hydrogen storage & transport via LOHC technology
- Catalyst development for the dehydrogenation of loaded LOHC
Hydrogen is gaining importance as an energy vector and CO2-free hydrogen production followed by the application in the mobility sector and chemical industry are desired. A new concept is to store hydrogen in so called Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers (LOHC) and release it as soon as needed. For this a catalytic hydrogenation of a hydrogen-lean organic compound is performed, receiving a LOHC. The hydrogen-rich compound can then be stored without energy losses and transported over long distances using common transport logistics and infrastructure for liquid fuels such as pipelines, ships or trucks. Dehydrogenation catalysts are synthesized, characterized and optimized within the ‚Kopernikus Projekte für die Energiewende in Deutschland‘.