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…