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…