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…