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CAMPFIRE alliance to explore green hydrogen transportation through ammonia in Germany

CAMPFIRE alliance to explore green hydrogen transportation through ammonia in Germany

Many individuals in the hydrogen industry regard transportation as one of the key stumbling blocks before the wider adoption of hydrogen in day-to-day activities.

Aiming to tackle this issue, the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP) is researching the use of ammonia for the transportation of green hydrogen.

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In Germany, a vast majority of hydrogen will be required to be moved around each year as it aims to utilise the clean energy carrier to achieve several decarbonisation and net zero goals in the future.

The TransHyDE project is looking to explore the best transportation solutions to enable moving hydrogen to several locations across the country.

For this, IVP is joining the regional partner alliance called CAMPFIRE which will bundle research and development activities to implement the entire transportation chain for green ammonia.

The focus is on the development of logistics structures and refuelling systems for the import of ammonia and the operation of ships with green ammonia, load-flexible ammonia systems for the seasonal production of ammonia from renewable energy.

This will also see dynamic conversion technologies for stationary and mobile energy supply as well as ammonia-to-hydrogen filling stations.

The partners will develop concepts for the economic distribution of ammonia in the industrial environment as well as the legal framework and paths for increasing the acceptance of ammonia in the population and among customers.

Dr. Angela Kruth, spokeswoman and coordinator of CAMPFIRE, said, “These projects are about opening up new economic potential for our regional companies.

“On the one hand, the companies should be introduced to the development of the technology fields and the establishment of the recycling chains in the future field of ammonia and hydrogen.

“On the other hand, the technologies developed in the TransHyDE project CAMPFIRE offer new economic opportunities for companies to minimise their carbon footprint.

“There is also a special focus on the development of a Europe-wide visible location for green ammonia and hydrogen technologies on the industrial site in Rostock-Poppendorf.”

US DOE, General Motors, Microsoft and Plug Power

What does the US Department of Energy (DOE), General Motors, Microsoft and Plug Power have in common? They’re all speaking at H2 View’s North American Virtual Hydrogen Event in October. Will you be joining us on October 19?

North America is in a prime position to lead efforts in decarbonisation, but it still has great distances to travel. The region has been giving chase in a race to green hydrogen dominated by Europe and Asia-Pacific. If policymakers and industry can work together and take the right steps to realise a hydrogen vision, the region is perfectly placed to expand its global energy leadership at scale and speed.

What lessons can be learned from Europe’s policymakers? What are the challenges to be overcome? What are the strengths and opportunities? How can North America go from giving chase to taking a lead in hydrogen? These are all questions our virtual event will address across H2 View’s four pillars of Mobility, Power, Policy and Technology.

Further information on the event, agenda and confirmed speakers can be found here.

To book your virtual delegate pass, click here.


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