Hydrogen is a clean, efficient energy carrier in various mobile fuel cell applications. However, hydrogen storage is considered a bottleneck problem. One solution may be liquid organic hydrogen carriers, which can store large amounts of hydrogen and release pure hydrogen on demand. With this in mind, the EU-funded SHERLOHCK project will develop active and selective catalysts with partial or total substitution of platinum group metal. To reduce energy intensity during the loading and unloading processes, project partners will develop a novel catalytic system architecture. To minimise the internal heat loss and increase space-time-yield, this architecture will range from the catalyst to the heat exchanger.