HiPowAR kick-off meeting

Kick-off for the EU research project HiPowAR: Ammonia as synthetic fuel without CO2 emissions

A kick-off meeting at the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP) in Greifswald marked the start of the EU project HiPowAR. Aim of the project is to develop a groundbreaking technology for the direct conversion of energy from renewable ammonia into electricity.

On Sept 9th-10th, the GECOS research group participated to the kick-off meeting of the EU H2020 project HiPowAR (Highly Efficient Power Production By Green Ammonia Total Oxidation In A Membrane Reactor) in Greifswald, Germany.

The project HiPowAR aims at developing a membrane reactor for efficient energy generation from green ammonia. Compared to combustion engines and steam power plants, the new membrane reactor promises a higher efficiency in terms of energy conversion and should allow for a breakthrough in the direct conversion from ammonia into usable energy, with ammonia as an easy to store and carbon-free hydrogen carrier. The design of the membrane reactor is comparable to that of a fuel cell, however the membrane reactor is more simple and more cost-effective than, for example, a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) which can also be used for the direct conversion of ammonia into electricity, in the first instance in stationary power generation.
Thus, te project aims to advance the implementation of ammonia as an economical synthetic fuel for stationary power application but also for emission-free shipping, aviation and heavy-duty mobility.

The consortium includes INP Leib­niz In­sti­tu­te for Plas­ma Sci­ence and Tech­no­lo­gy (Germany), IKTS Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (Germany), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), PBS BRNO (Czech Republic), Ranotor (Sweden), and ZBT Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Center (Germany).

The project HiPowAR has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 951880.

The official press release is available here.

For further information and inquiries, please contact Prof. Stefano Campanari (stefano.campanari@polimi.it).

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