Fifth Meeting of the Advisory Board CAMPFIRE

The focus of the Fifth Meet­ing of the Advi­so­ry Board on March 11, 2021 was on our project teams CF04 Sol­id State Ammo­nia Syn­the­sis, CF06_1 Ammo­nia Reac­tor and CF06_2 Ammo­nia Plant. The project part­ners pre­sent­ed recent results in the devel­op­ment of thin films, cat­a­lysts and reac­tion tech­nol­o­gy as well as sys­tem mod­el­ling of elec­trol­y­sis processes,…

CAMPFIRE World Café 2020

In line with our roadmap for research and devel­op­ment in the region of North­east Ger­many, cost-opti­mised pro­duc­tion meth­ods for basic inno­va­tions are being devel­oped and imple­ment­ed. This is a pre­req­ui­site for estab­lish­ing decen­tralised syn­the­sis plants that will pro­duce the car­bon-free hydro­gen car­ri­er ammo­nia as an infra­struc­ture and stor­age solu­tion, as well as emis­sion-free propul­sion systems…

Fourth meeting of the CAMPFIRE Advisory Board

At the fourth meet­ing of our advi­so­ry board, which was held on 1 Octo­ber 2020 at Ozea­neum Stral­sund, we pre­sent­ed a sta­tus update on our joint projects. Togeth­er, we con­sid­ered future oppor­tu­ni­ties for our con­sor­tium. We also dis­cussed an acqui­si­tion plan for fur­ther imple­men­ta­tion and for the cre­ation of the basic tools need­ed for technology…

Partner workshop for project category 3: ‘Zero-emission marine propulsion systems’

18 Sep­tem­ber 2020. On 18 Sep­tem­ber 2020, we con­duct­ed a web-based part­ner work­shop for prod­uct cat­e­go­ry 3, ‘Zero-emis­sion marine propul­sion sys­tems’. At the work­shop, the rough­ly 30 part­ners exchanged infor­ma­tion on top­ics includ­ing the ener­gy tran­si­tion in inland nav­i­ga­tion, bat­ter­ies for marine appli­ca­tions, sup­ply infra­struc­tures, ammo­nia bunker­ing and safe­ty. As a spe­cial high­light of the…

Partner workshop for product category 2: ‘Green ammonia’

11 Sep­tem­ber 2020. On 11 Sep­tem­ber 2020, our online part­ner work­shop for prod­uct cat­e­go­ry 2, ‘Green ammo­nia’, was held remote­ly via the web con­fer­enc­ing plat­form Big­Blue­But­ton. Fol­low­ing keynote speech­es on glob­al devel­op­ments in the sub­ject areas of green ammo­nia, cat­a­lysts for ammo­nia syn­the­sis and the use of micro process tech­nol­o­gy for process inten­si­fi­ca­tion, the roughly…

Safe handling of ammonia on ships

On 26 June 2020, we vis­it­ed the ammo­nia bunker ship of our new part­ner, SPETRANS Schif­fahrts– und Spedi­tion­skauf­mann GmbH, a small ship­ping and freight for­ward­ing com­pa­ny head­quar­tered in Uetersen, Schleswig-Hol­stein. SPETRANS oper­ates a spe­cial ship with the capac­i­ty to trans­port up to 150 tonnes of ammo­nia, which is used to treat exhaust gas at a…

New thin-film processes for the production of high-performance electroceramic membranes

  The first func­tion­al test of the new INP mag­netron sput­ter­ing reac­tor for the depo­si­tion of elec­tro­ce­ram­ic thin films was car­ried out on 19 June 2020. In the reac­tor, a closed-field unbal­anced mag­netron sput­ter­ing tech­nique can be used to deposit com­plex met­al oxides with a per­ovskite struc­ture (e.g. bar­i­um ceri­um zir­conate) on the tubu­lar substrates…

CAMPFIRE partners win €4 million for HiPowAR, an EU project to develop a new ammonia membrane reactor

23. April 2020. The CAMPFIRE con­sor­tium was select­ed from a pool of 78 appli­cants to win the Hori­zon 2020 ten­der Emerg­ing Par­a­digms and Com­mu­ni­ties: Break­through Zero-emis­sions Ener­gy Gen­er­a­tion for Full Decar­boniza­tion (Call FETPROACT-EIC-05–2019). In the HiPowAR project, which is financed by an EU grant of €4 mil­lion, con­sor­tium part­ners are col­lab­o­rat­ing with part­ners from Sweden,…

Project approval for new technologies for ammonia-powered shipping

18 March and 8 April 2020. Our Third Advi­so­ry Board Meet­ing was a mul­ti-day vir­tu­al event held in March and April. We were pleased to learn that three addi­tion­al col­lab­o­ra­tive projects were rec­om­mend­ed for fund­ing in the prod­uct cat­e­gories PK1 ‘Thin Films’ and PK3 ‘Zero-emis­sion Mar­itime Propul­sion Sys­tems’. For the project Elec­tro­ce­ram­ic Thin Films for…

CAMPFIRE partner workshop for product category 1: ‘Electoceramic thin film’

27 Feb­ru­ary 2020. The part­ners for prod­uct cat­e­go­ry 1, ‘Elec­tro­ce­ram­ic thin film’, held their first work­shop of the imple­men­ta­tion phase on 27 Feb­ru­ary 2020. Work­shop guests includ­ed renowned sci­en­tists from all over Ger­many, includ­ing lead­ing inter­na­tion­al experts in the fields of ceram­ic mate­ri­als, mem­branes and catal­y­sis. We would espe­cial­ly like to thank the fol­low­ing people…