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…

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,…

Powered by ammonia: Sherpa meeting on marine propulsion systems

Stralsund and Rostock, 9–10 December 2019. During a partner meeting to determine the next steps in the development of a green ammonia propulsion system for an inland vessel, we visited a number of sites, including the engine room of the Warnow ferry F-Warnow (operated by Weiße Flotte GmbH) in Rostock. The industrial port and the…

GreenShipping in Lower Saxony: Zero Emission Shipping event

Oldenburg, 15 January 2020. CAMPFIRE presented a paper on green ammonia as a future emission-free energy source for shipping on 15 January 2020 at the Zero Emission Shipping event. The event, which was held at the Competence Centre GreenShipping Lower Saxony in Oldenburg, was jointly organised by Competence Center partners MARIKO GmbH, the Maritime Cluster…

Visit from Dr Heiko Geue, head of the State Chancellery

Greifswald, 6 November 2019. Dr Heiko Geue, head of the State Chancellery of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, visited us at the INP in Greifswald to discuss hydrogen technology, particularly in the context of CAMPFIRE and ammonia as a new energy carrier. We were very pleased to introduce Dr Geue to our partner alliance and exchange ideas about…

First project teams are on the way: second meeting of the CAMPFIRE Advisory Board

28 October 2019. At its second Advisory Board Meeting, our Advisory Board – which consists of nine experts from business, science and civil society – recommended four additional collaborative projects for funding. The project teams will start work in spring 2020: the SSAS-MEA project will develop membranes, electrodes and substrates for solid-state ammonia synthesis, an innovative…

International Hydrogen Symposium in Hamburg

Hamburg, 23.-24.10.2019. Auf dem International Hydrogen Symposium der IHK Nord präsentierten wir unser BMBF WIR! Bündnis CAMPFIRE zusammen mit den Partern sunfire GmbH und Neptun Ship Design GmbH auf einem Stand mit Informationsmaterial zum Campfire Innovationsfeld, ein Poster zur E-Mobilität in der Schifffahrt und ein interaktives Display zu Power-to-X Prozessen. Auf dem zweitägigen Symposium der…

First meeting of the CAMPFIRE Advisory Board

Greifswald, 10 September 2019. There was a lively exchange of ideas at the first meeting of the CAMPFIRE Advisory Board, which was held on 10 September at the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP) in Greifswald. The meeting brought together the members of the advisory board, representatives of the Federal Ministry of Education…

Exciting exchange of ideas in Coswig

Coswig, 2 July 2019. On 2 July, we had the pleasure of presenting the CAMPFIRE project and ‘green ammonia’ at a joint event organised by the Verein Wissenschaft und Technik and the Interessengemeinschaft für Industrie und Gewerbe in Coswig. In the Giese Group administration building, located only a few kilometres from the Pieseritz chemical site,…

Partner meeting at ENERTRAG on 22 May 2019

CAMPFIRE Sherpa Meeting at ENERTRAG AG in Dauerthal Dauerthal, 22 May 2019. The strategy team met to develop a joint project for the decentralised synthesis of green ammonia. Participants also used this opportunity to visit the world’s first hydrogen-wind-biogas hybrid power plant, which has been in operation since 2011. The ENERTRAG hybrid power plant consists…

Focus on renewable energy

CAMPFIRE will participate in three high-profile events this week. Greifswald, 26 April 2019. Next weekend, CAMPFIRE will participate in the programme for Renewable Energy Day, which is being held in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania for the fifth time. On Tuesday, CAMPFIRE project manager and INP scientist Dr Angela Kruth attended a press conference in Schwerin alongside Energy…

Zero-emission shipping: researchers and companies want to develop green ammonia technology

The CAMPFIRE alliance was selected by a jury of experts as one of 20 innovative initiatives in eastern Germany that will implement strategic innovation concepts and develop new fields of technology over the next five years. As part of the pilot programme WIR! – Wandel durch Innovation in der Region, the German federal government is…

Patrick Dahlemann, Parliamentary State Secretary for Western Pomerania, visits INP on 7 March 2019

On Thursday, 7 March 2019, Patrick Dahlemann, Parliamentary State Secretary for Western Pomerania, visited the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Research and Technology (INP) in Greifswald. He was welcomed to the Institute by the INP directors, professors Klaus-Dieter Weltmann and Dirk Uhrlandt, and by the CAMPFIRE core team. The meeting focused on opening up new pathways…

Partner workshop held in Greifswald on 31 January 2019

Research consortium wants to lay the foundation for zero-emission mobility The CAMPFIRE consortium, which includes experts from research, industry and politics, aims to develop technical solutions for zero-emission marine mobility in the near future, which could become a core element of the economy in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. At a workshop held today, 31 January, at the…

Concept submitted on 31 October 2018

On 31 October 2018, we submitted the concept for our project to the project management agency. This concludes the concept phase of the Wandel durch Innovation in der Region (WIR!) programme. For the past seven months, we have worked intensively to develop a strategy outlining the steps to achieve our vision: ‘Wind and water to…

Large expert workshop held in Stralsund on 11 September 2018

On 11 September, roughly 70 representatives of science, industry and politics discussed the use of new technologies for the marine mobility transition in the Northeast region of Germany. The workshop was the highlight of the seven-month concept phase of the CAMPFIRE research project and confirmed that the project enjoys strong support in the region. Christian…

INP workshop on marine propulsion systems held on 24 August 2018

On 24 August, partners from the Campfire consortium, including representatives of industry and science, gathered for a second workshop at INP in Greifswald to develop strategies for implementing zero-emission fuels in a broad range of marine propulsion systems. Workshop participants discussed approaches that would utilise ammonia and hydrogen, as well as CO2-neutral fuels such as…

INP workshop on the synthesis of renewable resources held on 22 June 2018

The CAMPFIRE research consortium created a roadmap for synthesising resources at the first partner workshop, held on 22 June 2018. The conclusion: the production of climate-friendly, synthetic fuels from surplus wind energy can be carried out particularly efficiently and with long-term stability if electroceramic thin-film membrane technology is utilised. The workshop brought together 25 representatives…

World Café in Schwerin held on 25 May 2018

The intensive discussions paid off: the CAMPFIRE workshop in Schwerin, held in a ‘World Café’ format, brought together a great deal of know-how that will benefit the further direction of the project. The event was attended by representatives of politics, industry and science, who provided important input in evaluating individual applications of the new energy…

Energy Days event held in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania from 27–29 April 2018

At Renewable Energy Day, held on 27 and 28 April, the CAMPFIRE consortium made its first public appearance. Stationed at booths on the market squares in Greifswald and Stralsund, experts from the Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility (IKEM), the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP) and Stralsund University of Applied Sciences…