Two exciting days for all partners of our CAMPFIRE implementation project in the BMBF flagship TransHyDE!
Prof. Hinrich Mohr, GKE — GasKraft Engineering, and Klaas Büsen, Wismar University of Applied Sciences, Institute for Innovative Ship Simulation and Maritime Systems (ISSIMS), Department of Maritime Plant Engineering and Logistics, represented the project teams of the CAMPFIRE project lines CF08 Ammonia Inland Vessel and CF10 Ammonia Logistics and Infrastructures — Transportation & Bunkering. Hinrich’s presentation “Development of an Ammonia-fueled Cracker-Engine-Power Unit for Inland Waterway Shipping” focused on the technological and regulatory aspects of the retrofit as well as the safety aspects and the status of the development of a maritime ammonia-fueled propulsion system based on a cracker engine genset. Our partners work on the development of an economical, sustainable and ecological logistics and infrastructure concept for the transport of green ammonia and innovative solutions for ammonia refueling and bunkering was highlighted by Klaas. The amount of produced green ammonia, green ammonia imports, modes of transport, storage facilities as well as consumers were taken into consideration. Sector specific demand forecasts and developed climate scenarios were also taken into account to give an overview of future green ammonia infrastructure and supply. Technological and safety concepts for ship-to-ship and truck-to-ship bunkering as well as demonstration of an shore-to-ship NH3 bunkering plant at the port of Rostock including loading, discharging as well as bunkering were presented. Furthermore, the concept of a NH3-to-H2 high-pressure filling station for heavy road vehicles, including safety concept, H2 purification and new handling procedures was introduced.
It was great to meet and get to know the partners of our sister research alliances and our coordinators of the BMBF TransHyDE lead project in presence. The comprehensive approach of innovative research at excellence level in TransHyDE in close integration with the application-oriented implementation projects is impressive and inspiring. We look forward to another year of productive and collaborative partnership.