CF07 Demonstrator of an Ammonia-powered Sportyacht

Small projects usually have a limited scope. Our „small“ project CF07_1 demons­trates the core tech­no­lo­gies of a complete ammonia mari­time drive — hybri­dised ammonia SOFC, cracker and combus­tion engine — inclu­ding control and safety systems. Work on our ammonia-powered yacht was kicked off less than three years ago by nine CAMPFIRE Part­ners. Their incredibly hard…

Pulling toge­ther for a greener tomorrow — wishing you a joyful holiday and an inno­va­tive New Year! Seasons Gree­ting from the AmmonYak & CAMPFIRE

Future Gas Power with hydrogen: power plants on a large scale

Zukunft Gas provides infor­ma­tion with exci­ting events and digital formats on the topics of green gas, hydrogen, the heating market, infra­st­ruc­ture, mobi­lity and logistics. Jens Wart­mann, Head of Stra­tegy and Tech­no­logy at CAMPFIRE, joined Eric Zindel (Siemens Energy) and Peter Stein­müller (Mainova) at Energie Studio Berlin for an exci­ting exchange on the current status of…

Simulation-based cracker development for the propulsion system of an inland waterway vessel

In order to speed up the decar­bo­niz­a­tion of ship­ping, the CF08_2 project is deve­lo­ping an ammonia-powered, contai­ne­rized inland vessel propul­sion system with 350 kW propul­sion power and evalua­ting it ” on-land”. Figure 1 shows a sche­matic repre­sen­ta­tion of the propul­sion system. To improve the igni­tion and effi­cient conver­sion of the ammonia in the engine, a…

Green ammonia: our key to decarbonizing the Baltic Sea region

Within the frame of the CAMPFIRE project CF09 Green­Bal­tic­Crui­sing, our partner IKEM has published two further papers dealing with the legal frame­work for decar­bo­ni­zing ship­ping and the use of ammonia in the Baltic Sea. “Clean alter­na­tives are not compe­ti­tive under the current regu­la­tory frame­work and in the face of conti­nued low carbon prices. As part…

CAMPFIRE at the regional conference Nachhaltig. Regional. at the Digital Innovation Center Rostock GmbH

We are very grateful for the oppor­tu­nity for our partner alli­ance to parti­ci­pate in the regional confe­rence “Nach­haltig. Regional. at the Digital Inno­va­tion Center Rostock GmbH. In a great panel toge­ther with Tom Rück­born (Wind­Energy Network e.V.), Dorian Holtz (Theta Concepts GmbH) and Peter Spon­holz (APEX Group), superbly mode­rated by Martin French (Wirt­schafts­för­de­rung Land­kreis Rostock…

CAMPIRE & H2Brasil — Information trip Brazil and Hydrogen Dialogue Latam

  The market ramp-up of hydrogen opens up many new oppor­tu­nities — for old and new indus­trial sites. The demand is enor­mous and the new value chains will change our world.   The H2Brasil project supports the growth of green hydrogen in Brazil and aims to improve the tech­nical, insti­tu­tional and legal condi­tions for its viability.…

CAMPFIRE at REGWA Symposium in Stralsund: Project Line CF08 Solution for integration of an ammonia cracker — ICE maritime drives into inland cargo vessels

Great presen­ta­tion by CAMPFIRE partner Martin Stolt­mann TAMSEN MARITIM GmbH on a bril­liant tech­nical solu­tion for inte­gra­tion of an ammonia cracker — ICE mari­time drives into inland cargo vessels. This project is part of the CAMPFIRE project line Ammonia-powered Inland Vessel aiming at the conver­sion of an inland ammonia bunke­ring ship “Odin” of Spetrans GmbH…

CAMPFIRE in Schiff & Hafen: Development of an ammonia-Cracker-350 kW ICE Genset for inland shipping

Part­ners of the CF08_2 consor­tium for deve­lo­p­ment of an ammonia-Cracker-350 kW ICE Genset for inland ship­ping could book a great success by publi­shing an article in the current issue of LNG & Future Fuel Report  by Schiff & Hafen. Bril­liant effort by Anna­lena Braun and Sören Berhardt at Karls­ruher Institut für Tech­no­logie (KIT), Lieb­herr Components…

World Hydrogen Leaders – Hydrogen Derivates Conference in Rotterdam

It was a great plea­sure for Angela Kruth from CAMPFIRE to mode­rate this impres­sive panel on green ammonia. Ann-Kathrin Merz (First Ammonia), Ashwani Dudeja (ACME Group), Elli Varka­raki (Yara Inter­na­tional), Paolo Brunengo (KBR) and Paul Cox (Proton Ventures). Our main message was that Ammonia is a safe fuel and a cost-effi­cient way to store and…

Development of a demonstrator for a new type of shore-side refueling system with innovative heating station for future climate-neutral shore-to-ship ammonia refueling in the port of Rostock

The trans­port chain for green ammonia via sea starts and ends with a terminal in each case. Termi­nals there­fore repre­sent land-based collec­tion or distri­bu­tion hubs. As a result, they have a very signi­fi­cant infra­st­ruc­tural func­tion. Due to this impor­t­ance, the CAMPFIRE project CF10_3 onshore ammonia refu­e­ling plant with part­ners Univer­sity Rostock, ZBT, ISC and INP…

Development of a gas fine cleaning system for NH3-operated hydrogen filling stations based on palladium membrane separation modules

Ammonia is consi­dered to be one of the most econo­mical energy carriers in terms of storage and trans­port when it comes to buil­ding the Germany-wide hydrogen infra­st­ruc­ture. In order to fully exploit the poten­tial of NH3 at this point, however, consis­tent deve­lo­p­ment of dynamic conver­sion tech­no­lo­gies for statio­nary and mobile appli­ca­tions is required. In commercially…

GIZ Green Hydrogen Business Alliance, 27 Juni 2023, Berlin

Our CAMPFIRE speaker was thrilled to be part of the Green Hydrogen Busi­ness Alli­ance Panel on “The Poten­tial of Green Ammonia in Deve­lo­ping and Emer­ging Coun­tries”.  Toge­ther with amazing Jane Leung from SYSTEMIQ LtD, Andrea Guati Rojo from Ammonia Energy Asso­cia­tion, Jak Koseff from Sasol,  Gregorz Pawelec from Hydrogen Europe and Farhanja Wahabzada from GIZ,…

H2 Forum in the ECC in Berlin, 6.–7. June 2023

Under the motto “Acce­le­ra­ting Europe’s hydrogen economy now: joint forces for energy auto­nomy and CO2 neutra­lity”, the H2 Forum brought toge­ther the entire green hydrogen value chain. Energy suppliers, auto­mo­tive and indus­trial compa­nies, tech­no­logy manu­fac­tu­rers and rese­arch insti­tu­tions discussed ideas on how to make the tran­si­tion to a green hydrogen economy in Europe. Toge­ther with…

The Night of Knowledge, Rostock, 4. Mai 2023

A great oppor­tu­nity to get to know the CAMPFIRE partner alli­ance was offered to visi­tors of the CAMPFIRE Amphi­theater at the Long Night of Know­ledge. We got into conver­sa­tion with visi­tors to the booth about the many bene­fits of ammonia for the future carbon-free energy economy and presented our field of work, projects and partners.…

Renewable Energy Day, Greifswald, April 29, 2023

On this day, ever­ything revolves around rene­wable ener­gies and sustainable living with campaigns throughout Germany. Again in super tandem team with our partner ENERTRAG, we presented topics around wind and solar energy and their storage in ammonia at the Greifs­wald market­place. The energy tran­si­tion can be sustainable and econo­mical and also offer reli­able solu­tions for…

Partners of CAMPFIRE project CF09 GreenBalticCruising at Ammonia Energy Association Maritime Insights Seminar, 6. April 2023

We are still so very chuffed about an invi­ta­tion by the Mari­time Direc­tors to the Ammonia Energy Asso­cia­tion, Sofia and Conor Fürs­ten­berg Stott to present at the Mari­time Ammonia Insights webinar. This is a great monthly webinar series for the AEA and extended networks, explo­ring current deve­lo­p­ments in progres­sing ammonia as a mari­time fuel, with…

CAMPFIRE Partner Workshop Product Category 3: Emission-free Maritime Drives in Duisburg, March 9–10, 2023

After the part­ners of the PC3 met and exch­anged on the topic of ammonia ships online in 2021, we were able to hold an excel­lent work­shop in wonderful Duis­burg this year! The host was the ZBT The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Centre — not only the main tech­no­logy provider in our alli­ance, but also responsible…

CAMPFIRE-Workshop GreenBalticCruising

On March 31, 2023, IKEM hosted an inter­di­sci­pli­nary online work­shop on the decar­bo­niz­a­tion of Baltic ship­ping and the use of alter­na­tive fuels in the Baltic Sea region with experts from science and prac­tice. The discus­sion focused in parti­cular on the legal options for estab­li­shing ammonia as a mari­time fuel in the region. Further details on…

NH3 marine engine — one cylinder research engine has successfully started combustion process development

The subpro­ject CF08_2 will realize the demons­tra­tion of the propul­sion system for an inland waterway vessel, which is operated with ammonia as fuel. For stable igni­tion of the ammonia-air-mixture in the engine, as a novelty in this project, a partial stream of the ammonia is passed over a cracker before the engine, where it is…

CAMPFIRE GreenBalticCruising: First HAZID Workshop 10./11.01.2023 for bunkering at Port Rostock

In a two-day work­shop by CAMPFIRE partner Port Rostock, the part­ners of the CAMPFIRE projects CF09 Green­Bal­tic­Crui­sing and CF10 Flexible Refu­e­ling System were discus­sing funda­mental and specific aspects of a safety concept for ammonia bunke­ring at Port Rostock. Diffe­rent ship-to-ship, shore-to-ship and truck-to-ship scen­a­rios for a cruise ship, a Baltic Sea ferry and a cement…

BMBF Flagship TransHyde Science Conference and Plenary Meeting November 30-December 1, 2022 in Berlin

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…

Wishing you a happy holiday season and a successful new year! Festive gree­tings from the AmmonYak & CAMPFIRE

CAMPFIRE at the side event WATTfossilfrei of the Trilateral Wadden Sea Conference on November 27 to December 1, 2022 in Wilhelmshaven

As part of the 14th Trila­teral Wadden Sea Confe­rence, where repre­sen­ta­tives of federal and state autho­ri­ties from the Nether­lands, Denmark and Germany discussed further action to protect the Wadden Sea, an exci­ting side event on the WATT­fos­silfrei project took place at the Logen­haus Wilhelms­haven. Various suppliers of fossil-free propul­sion concepts such as Torqeedo and GPJoule…

CAMPFIRE Workshop Product Category 2 Production of Green Ammonia on 10 November 2022 in Rostock-Poppendorf

Our this year’s partner work­shop of the product cate­gory 2 genera­tion of green ammonia took place in the new schoo­ling room of the indus­trial park of YARA GmbH & Co KG in Poppen­dorf . Discus­sions of the appro­xi­mately 30 parti­ci­pants mode­rated by Prof. Udo Kragl, Insti­tute of Chemi­stry at Univer­sity of Rostock, and Dr. Walther…

BMBF Port Workshop on Research Questions Concerning Port-Based Hydrogen Transport on November 10 and 11, 2022 in Hamburg

The focus of the Harbour-Work­­shop was the issue of trans­port as a decisive factor for the rapid ramp-up of the green hydrogen economy in Europe and world­wide. In addi­tion to pipe­lines, ports in parti­cular play a crucial role. Possible obsta­cles along this path must be iden­ti­fied and these must be trans­lated into rese­arch ques­tions that…

European Hydrogen Week Brussels, 25–27. Oktober 2022

CAMPFIRE at the The Euro­pean Hydrogen Week – a fantastic event joining industry, poli­cy­ma­kers, rese­ar­chers and the public to shape the poten­tial for clean hydrogen tech­no­lo­gies and discuss latest deve­lo­p­ments. The Euro­pean Hydrogen Week 2022 was co-orga­­­nised by the Clean Hydrogen Part­nership and its members, the Euro­pean Commis­sion, Hydrogen Europe, and Hydrogen Europe Rese­arch. Our…

CAMPFIRE Symposium on 21.10.2022 in the Ozeaneum Stralsund

On October 21, 2022, around 120 national and inter­na­tional stake­hol­ders from busi­ness, poli­tics and rese­arch met for the CAMPFIRE Sympo­sium 2022 at the Ozea­neum Stral­sund. Under the motto “Green Ammonia Tech­no­lo­gies for Energy Secu­rity, Climate Protec­tion and Economic Growth”, compa­nies presented their plans for new appli­ca­tions and imple­men­ta­tion concepts. The event kicked off with the…

Eleventh meeting of the CAMPFIRE advisory board on 20.10.2022 in the Ozeaneum Stralsund

In the run-up to the sympo­sium, the CAMPFIRE advi­sory board met in Stral­sund to review a further outline toge­ther with the stra­tegy team and repre­sen­ta­tives of the project execu­ting orga­niz­a­tion Jülich and to open the way to imple­men­ta­tion for project CF09_2 “Deve­lo­p­ment and testing of 1500 W SOFC stack modules for direct ammonia opera­tion for…

CAMPFIRE at the f‑cell in Stuttgart, October 13–14, 2022

At the f‑cell in Stutt­gart, CAMPFIRE was allowed to contri­bute to the session “Hydrogen-Carrier: LOHC, Ammonia and Methanol — Current findings on the methods for storing and trans­por­ting hydrogen”. The f‑cell in is an impulse event on the topics of hydrogen and fuel cells and their appli­ca­tion. Mode­rated by Prof. Dr. Karsten Pink­wart from the…

Tenth meeting of the CAMPFIRE advisory board on 23.09.2022 at the Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility (IKEM) in Berlin

In a full-day meeting, the CAMPFIRE Advi­sory Board, repre­sen­ta­tives of Project Manage­ment Jülich and members of the CAMPFIRE Stra­tegy Team discussed new outlines of the Alli­ance in the product cate­gory “Emis­­­sion-free Mari­time Mobi­lity”. These were presented by the respec­tive project teams: CF07_2 “Ammo­Cruiser” — func­tional proto­type of a minia­tu­rized ammonia power system for green yachting”…

CAMPFIRE at the LEC Forum for Sustainable Shipping Technologies in Hamburg, September 5–6, 2022

Spee­ding up the decar­bo­niz­a­tion of ship­ping! — this was the topic of the third LEC Sustainable Ship­ping Tech­no­lo­gies Forum (LSSTF) orga­nized by CAMPFIRE partner LEC GmbH in Graz. Nume­rous inter­na­tional spea­kers discussed around the main topic “Green Ports and Infra­st­ruc­ture”. Our partner Prof. Hinrich Mohr from GasKraft Engi­nee­ring presented the CAMPFIRE — Project Line CF08…

CAMPFIRE at “Business Meet Hanse Sail” in Rostock on August 12, 2022

Sun and wind at the busi­ness meeting of the Hanseatic City of Rostock! Here, after a recep­tion at Tamsen Maritim GmbH the evening before, around 300 repre­sen­ta­tives from busi­ness, culture and poli­tics met for a networ­king recep­tion in the Rostock City Hall. In a panel discus­sion mode­rated by our Minister of Economy, Infra­st­ruc­ture, Tourism and…

CAMPFIRE at the DEMO North Summit in Northern Sweden, 15–17 July 2022

Decar­bo­ni­zing the Impos­sible! Fantastic days at up north at the Demo North summit. We are so grateful to Mox Murugan and his colle­guages at Invest in Norr­botton. We met such an amazing group of busi­nesses, inves­tors and inno­va­tors as well as poli­ti­cians forming a strong task force to speed up decar­bo­ni­sa­tion. The global climate crisis…

Decentralized generation technology for green ammonia

In addi­tion to the future import of the hydrogen carrier ammonia, decen­tra­lized ammonia plants are needed that can effi­ci­ently produce green ammonia from fluc­tua­ting rene­wable energy on a small to medium scale. In the future, ammonia farms can cover peak loads and achieve economic opera­tion at an inter­me­diate number of full-load hours of use. In…

CAMPFIRE at the “Long Night of Knowledge 2022” on June 23, 2022 — Campus Südstadt in Rostock

Fellow knowers wanted! Ammonia is a fantastic energy storage and carbon-free fuel, but most people know it more as a chemical feed­stock for ferti­lizer produc­tion and the buil­ding mate­rials industry. At the Long Night of Know­ledge 2022 orga­nized by Sphinx ET Agency for Zeit­geist Deve­lo­p­ment, a task force on popu­la­tion accep­t­ance of green ammonia was…

Ninth meeting of the CAMPFIRE advisory board on 29.04.2022 at the Estrel Berlin

In a first face-to-face event in 2022 at the Estrel Berlin, the CAMPFIRE Advi­sory Board and repre­sen­ta­tives of the Project Manage­ment Jülich met with members of the Stra­tegy Team. The exchange focused on the incre­a­sing entre­pre­neu­rial focus of the Alli­ance in the second phase of imple­men­ta­tion with corner­stones CAMPFIRE Open Inno­va­tion Labs in Poppen­dorf and…

CAMPFIRE Alliance of the Northeast Region completes interim review and wins another 6 million in funding

In March, the CAMPFIRE alli­ance of the North-East region success­fully completed the interim evalua­tion by a jury of experts as part of the BMBF program “WIR!-Change through Inno­va­tion in the Region. A further budget of 6 million euros was made avail­able to the part­ners for this purpose. This means that CAMPFIRE tech­no­logy deve­lo­p­ment and an…

Development of a concept for a functional model for the decentralized production of Green Ammonia

Within the CAMPFIRE project, an elec­tro­lyzer and an ammonia synthesis plant, each supplied with rene­wable energy from wind energy and solar plants, are to be constructed. Against this back­ground, IKEM analyzes the legal requi­re­ments for this plant combi­na­tion in a newly published study within the subpro­ject CF06_2.4 and examines whether privi­leges or even exemp­tions from…

Eighth meeting of the CAMPFIRE Advisory Board on February 02, 2022.

During an online event, the CAMPFIRE advi­sory board, repre­sen­ta­tives of the BMBF and PtJ, and members of the stra­tegy team met to discuss the status of plans for the CAMPFIRE Open Inno­va­tion Lab on the indus­trial site of YARA Rostock at the Poppen­dorf loca­tion. The focus was also on the start-up and sett­le­ment poten­tial in…

Interim evaluation of the WIR! Alliances on 26th January 2022

In an online session, CAMPFIRE was allowed to present the Extended Concept for the next phase of imple­men­ta­tion to the BMBF WIR! reviewers as well as to repre­sen­ta­tives of the BMBF and PtJ, and to answer the panel’s ques­tions on the interim status on the way to imple­men­ting the inno­va­tive pathways as well as on…

Start of the joint project CAMPFIRE CF09 GreenBalticCruising: Development of a concept for the implementation of CAMPFIRE technologies for emission-free maritime mobility in the Baltic Sea region.

On January 12, 2022, the kick-off meeting for our project “Green­Bal­tic­Crui­sing” of the joint part­ners Carnival Mari­time, Port Rostock, IKEM, ZBT and INP as well as the asso­ciated part­ners DNV and ISC took place in form of an online confe­rence. The use of the new energy carrier ammonia on the Baltic Sea requires a detailed…

CAMPFIRE Partner-Workshop “Green Ammonia as Maritime Fuel for Propulsion Systems, Regulations and Safety Aspects”, 9th December 2021, Online

Our now third partner work­shop in the product cate­gory “Emis­­sion-free Martime Drives”, focused on the one hand on inno­va­tive drive concepts and further on the regu­la­tory frame­work and safety aspects for ammonia. Very inspi­ring was the kick-off contri­bu­tion of Peter de Vos, TU Delft, Nether­lands, on SOFC-ICE combined hybrid systems for use as the future…

Seventh meeting of the CAMPFIRE Advisory Board on 25 October 2021

The CAMPFIRE advi­sory board met in a web meeting on October 25. The focus was on the draft concept for the extended imple­men­ta­tion phase in the WIR! program of the BMBF, the further deve­loped stra­tegic orien­ta­tion of the alli­ance and an exchange on the outlined projects. In parti­cular, the roadmap for the conti­nua­tion of the…

Extended concept CAMPFIRE: submission to BMBF-WIR! Program 31 October 2021

After intense weeks, many late nights and incre­ased coffee consump­tion, we have completed our extended CAMPFIRE concept and submitted it to the project sponsor. The stra­tegic deve­lo­p­ment of the Alli­ance and the roadmap for the next phase is a result of the tireless work and high enga­ge­ment of the part­ners during the project meetings, strategy…

CAMPFIRE Stakeholder Conference in Poppendorf 2021

On August 26, our first CAMPFIRE stake­holder confe­rence took place in the trai­ning room of YARA GmbH & Co KG. The aim of the event, to which the CAMPFIRE part­ners invited nume­rous stake­hol­ders from state poli­tics, was to present the acti­vi­ties of the CAMPFIRE Alli­ance of the North-East Region with deve­lo­p­ment lines and goals, as…

CAMPFIRE Symposium in Ozeaneum Stralsund 2021

As an in-person all-day event around Green Ammonia, our sympo­sium on September 30, 2021 was a great plea­sure and inspi­ra­tion for all part­ners and friends of the CAMPFIRE Alli­ance. Special high­lights were our inter­na­tional guests from the Nether­lands, nort­hern Sweden, and Denmark, as well as the real-life exhi­bi­tion of a hydrogen refu­e­ling faci­lity and the…

CAMPFIRE Symposium 2021

Wind and Water to Ammonia – Mari­time Fuel and Energy Storage for a Zero-Emis­­­sion Future In-Person Sympo­sium and Ammonia Bunke­ring Ship Exhi­bi­tion An all day event dedi­cated to green ammonia as carbon free hydrogen Thursday, 30th September 2021, 10am-3pm

Project start CF05 NH3 membrane reactor

In April, our second joint project in the product cate­gory PK1 CF05_1 “Deve­lo­p­ment of an auto­thermal, quick-start ammonia membrane reactor based on mixed-conduc­­­ting thin-film oxygen membranes for opti­mised proces­sing of ammonia as a carbon-free mari­time fuel” started and is funded with ca. 1.2 million € by BMBF WIR over a project dura­tion of 24 months.…

The Sixth Meeting of the CAMPFIRE Advisory Board

On 1 June 2021, the members of the CAMPFIRE advi­sory board met for the sixth time in a web meeting. The focus was on the elec­tion of the new deputy chairman of the CAMPFIRE advi­sory board, Dr.-Ing. Frank Graf from the German Tech­nical and Scien­tific Asso­cia­tion for Gas and Water at the Karls­ruhe Insti­tute of…

Partner workshop of the product category PK1 thin films

On 10 June, we held our online partner work­shop in PK1 with the topic “Synthesis of Membrane Elec­trode Assem­blies for Medium Tempe­ra­ture Elec­tro­che­mical Ammonia Synthesis and Utiliz­a­tion”. The focus was first on updates on the results from the ongoing projects CF04_1 “Thin layer based membrane-elec­­­trode assem­blies for the solid-state ammonia synthesis” and the EU project…

Partner workshop of product category PK2 Synthesis of green ammonia

On 9 July, our online partner work­shop PK2 “Synthesis of Green Ammonia” took place, also in the form of a web event due to the pandemic restric­tions. First, a report was given on the status of the colla­bo­ra­tive projects running in the WIR programme — CF06_1 “Deve­lo­p­ment of a decen­tra­lised produc­tion tech­no­logy for green ammonia…

Project start CF07 Functional model of an ammonia sports yacht

In June, the kick-off meeting of the CAMPFIRE joint project CF07 “Deve­lo­p­ment of the func­tional model of an ammonia-powered sport yacht with a hybrid system consis­ting of a solid oxide fuel cell and an engine” of the part­ners Hanse­Yachts, sunfire, ISC, FVTR, ZBT, IKEM, YARA, auto­soft and INP took place.  The project is funded with…

MDR filming day at Hanse Yachts

On 14 July, we were pleased to spend a very exci­ting day with the team around Jörg Pfeifer — for a small contri­bu­tion in the programme Umschau on sailing trans­port. Jörg Pfeifer is a reporter and coffee fan and travelled for 2 months as part of the crew of the two-masted schooner “Avon­tuur” — a…

Project start CF08_1 Ammonia inland ferry

In August, our joint project “Deve­lo­p­ment of a concept for the emis­­­sion-free opera­tion of an inland waterway vessel with ammonia fuel” with the part­ners ZBT, DST, DNV, HOST, ISV, IKEM, Tamsen Maritim and Weiße Flotte, with a funding volume of € 1.2 million by BMBF WIR! started. The overall  goal of the CF08 project line…

Campfire in TransHyDE

The three hydrogen lead projects are a central contri­bu­tion of the Federal Ministry of Educa­tion and Rese­arch (BMBF) to the imple­men­ta­tion of the National Hydrogen Stra­tegy. Taken toge­ther, they repre­sent the largest funding initia­tive of the Federal Ministry of Educa­tion and Rese­arch on the subject of the energy tran­si­tion and provide a decisive impetus for…

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…

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…