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…

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…

Emission free on the Ryck and the Bodden

24 February 2020. A kick-off meeting for a new regional green ferry connection was organised by CAMPFIRE, the University of Greifswald and the Hanseatic City of Greifswald, and took place on 24 February 2020 at INP. The meeting brought together a range of stakeholders interested in establishing a zero-emission shipping connection between Greifswald’s Museum Harbour,…