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HiPowAR - Electricity Generation Costs Calculation

October 4, 2023
We have exciting news!
We’ve created a web application for comparison of electricity generation costs of different technologies!

In fact, our project partner the hydrogen and fuel cell center ZBT did it and it turned out great.
We want to show with this calculation tool, that our HiPowAR system is a promising technology which has the potential to revolutionize the way we think about synthetic fuels and energy production. By developing a new membrane reactor we aim to achieve higher efficiencies in energy production than traditional internal combustion engines and steam generators.

Therefore the web application considers different fuels and uncertainty regarding future economic boundary conditions to show a realistic comparison.  

Electricity generation costs are calculated by method of 'levelized costs of electricity' (LCOE). The LCOE is a measure of the average net present cost of electricity generation for a generator over its lifetime. It is mostly used to compare different methods of electricity generation on a consistent basis.

Check out our LCOE tool now and convince yourself:


Successful at the European Fuel Cell and Hydrogen "Piero Lunghi" Conference

September 19, 2023
We were participating in the European Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Conference "Piero Lunghi" (EFC 2023) in Capri, Italy, September 13-15, 2023.
The presentation "Reheating as an option to increase the efficiency of a novel power generation system based on ammonia oxy-combustion" was given by Paolo Colbertaldo (Politecnico di Milano). The interest of the audience was focused on the experimental tests of the reactor and the NOx production in the subsequent Q&A session.

The European Fuel Cells Technology & Applications - Piero Lunghi Conference provides answers to the many open questions that continue to challenge the world of hydrogen and fuel cells. The conference aims to provide a clear picture of the state of hydrogen and fuel cell technology, consolidate the vision, reformulate strategies and goals, and foster systematic collaboration between industry, research institutions, customers and society.

More information about EFC 2023 can be found on the website:

We will be at the European Fuel Cell and Hydrogen “Piero Lunghi” Conference (EFC 2023)

September 4, 2023
HiPowAR will be present at the 10th European Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Conference "Piero Lunghi" (EFC 2023) from September 13 to 15, 2023.
Our project partner Politecnico di Milano will be represented there by Alberto Cammarata, Paolo Colbertaldo and Stefano Campanari in Capri in Italy.

The European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Piero Lunghi Conference 2023 (EFC 2023) is a well-known conference in the fields of hydrogen energy and fuel cell technologies, held biannually in Italy. It aims to discuss the scientific progress and the most modern applications of hydrogen and fuel cell-based technologies, to prove that the need for change is a resource to cultivate.
The presentation " Reheating as an option to increase the efficiency of a novel power generation system based on ammonia oxy-combustion " will be given by Paolo on Thursday, September 14 from 16:40 - 17:00.

More information about EFC 2023 can be found on the website:

HiPowAR presents itself at the CAMPFIRE Partner Meeting

July 11, 2023

On 6 July 2023, the partners of the CAMPFIRE Alliance met in a one-day virtual meeting. The agenda included highlights from WIR! CAMPFIRE, TransHyDE-Campfire and other collaborative projects of the alliance, including HiPowAR.

The day was packed with exciting information about innovative technologies and projects. Around 60 representatives from industry and research followed the presentation by Dr Basma Mewafy and Dr Angela Kruth, who reported on the goals and current status of our HiPowAR project.

We are pleased about the many ideas we were able to take away from the CAMPFIRE partner meeting.


Saluti dall' Italia

May 16, 2023
HiPowAR sends greetings from Italy!

On 10 and 11 May 2023, our biannual project meeting took place at our project partner Politecnico di Milano in Milan. During the two-day meeting, we exchanged information about the current progress in our work packages and addressed individual topics in detailed discussions. The personal exchange generated fruitful ideas and new perspectives that we incorporate into further work on the project.

In addition to the meeting, we also got to know Milan and were able to enjoy a fantastic, although somewhat rainy, view over the city from the roof of Milan Cathedral. Even though the weather was not typically Italian, we still had a great time.

We will continue our research and development work and look forward to sharing our progress with you.

Successful Night of Science

May 8, 2023
On May 4, the Long Night of Science Rostock started into a new round. Around 3,000 visitors - from young to old - did not miss the chance to experience their sciences on site. More than 200 activities invited to participate. This included our ammonia quiz at our HiPowAR booth. We were able to inspire numerous visitors with amazing facts about ammonia and thus underline the importance of our work in our project.

The Night of Science is the largest public science event in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. With an impressive fire and laser show, there was a brilliant finale to the event.

Day of Renewable Energy

May 2, 2023
We had a successful event on the weekend of this year's Renewable Energy Day.
Together with the CAMPFIRE Alliance and @Enertrag, we presented ourselves at the Greifswald marketplace and answered questions on topics such as renewable energies, e-mobility and, of course, ammonia.

We were able to inspire young and old with our ammonia quiz.
You missed it to visit us on Saturday? No problem, on Thursday, May 4, we will be in Rostock at the Night of Science.
Stop by there, we are looking forward to seeing you!

Don't miss it!

April 28, 2023
We will be at the market place in #greifswald tomorrow from 10 am to 3 pm to present our project for this year's #renewableenergy Day.
Come by and participate in our exciting ammonia quiz.
We are looking forward to seeing you.

HiPowAR at the Night of Science

April 27, 2023
We will participate with a booth at the Night of Science in Rostock on May 4, 2023.
Insights into the local knowledge and research scene are offered on the campus of the University of Rostock. The event is the largest public science event in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
Learn more at:

Successful presentation at CERAMICS 2023

April 11, 2023
Our project was successfully presented at CERAMICS 2023!
Dr. Olga Ravkina, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, gave an insight into our project and the functionality of HiPowAR with her presentation " Mixed Ionic Electronic Conductors (MIEC) for Self-Pressurizing Combustion".
The host of the CERAMICS 2023 / 98th DKG Annual Conference was the Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule Jena (EAH Jena). With over 300 participants, more than 140 lectures and 50 posters, the three days were really busy in five parallel sessions in and in front of the lecture halls.

The city of Jena is a high-tech location with many industrial companies, including big names such as ZEISS, Jenoptik and Schott, but also many small and medium-sized companies, especially in the fields of optics and photonics, health technology and digital economy. Jena is an internationally renowned science city and, in addition to the tradition-steeped Friedrich Schiller University and the practice-oriented Ernst Abbe University of Applied Sciences, is also home to a number of renowned research institutions, including institutes of the Max Planck and Fraunhofer Societies, the Leibniz Association and the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

Exciting News from the Boilers and Energy Equipment 2023 (Kotle a energetic zařízení 2023) Conference!

March 30, 2023
We're proud to announce that our HiPowAR project presentation at the Boilers And Energy Equipment 2023 conference was a great success!  A big THANK YOU to all the attendees for their engagement and interest in our work.
During the conference, we had the pleasure of interacting with representatives from various energy-related industrial and district heating sector. We received some thought-provoking questions about the MIEC membrane and initial heat up of the reactor during start up. These inquiries only fuel our passion for pushing the boundaries of energy innovation.
We couldn't have reached these milestones without our dedicated team, and we're excited to continue advancing our research and development.

Upcoming conference "KOTLE A ENERGETICKÁ ZAŘÍZENÍ 2023"

March 17, 2023
The upcoming conference "KOTLE A ENERGETICKÁ ZAŘÍZENÍ 2023" organized on 20.-23. March will feature a presentation of Project HiPowAR by Radim Szkandera from PBS Brno. The presentation will cover the latest progress on the project, including ground-breaking developments in the direct conversion of ammonia to energy.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn and discuss about the cutting-edge innovations in the energy industry and network with experts in the field. Don't miss out on this informative and exciting conference! Save the date!

Exciting news in the world of sustainable energy!

March 2, 2023
The HiPowAR project is paving the way for the direct conversion of ammonia into energy, without any CO2 emissions. This breakthrough has the potential to revolutionize the way we think about synthetic fuels and energy production.

By developing a new membrane reactor based on a Mixed Ionic Electronic Conductor (MIEC) membrane, the HiPowAR project has achieved higher efficiencies in energy production than traditional internal combustion engines and steam generators. This means that we can produce more energy with fewer emissions, making it a win-win for both the environment and the economy.

The HiPowAR project is playing a vital role in realizing the European Union's Green Deal targets, which aim to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. By promoting the use of sustainable and renewable energy sources, we can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and protect our planet for future generations.

We are proud to support the HiPowAR project and its efforts to make a positive impact on the environment. Let's work together to create a cleaner, more sustainable future for all.

Our highlichts in 2022

Despite the challenges brought about by the COVID pandemic, our team successfully launched at the "Research Meets Industry" event in March 2021, connecting with industry partners and programme managers.

But it wasn't all virtual - fast forward to 2022, and we had the opportunity to present at the ASME Turbo Expo in Rotterdam, at the Mato Grosso Innovation Week in Brazil, at the ECS Meeting in Atlanta, and at the CAMPFIRE Symposium in Stralsund. We also met all together in person in 2022 which we are very happy about.

We had our bi-annual project meetings in Hermsdorf and Brno, strengthening our collaboration and solving project challenges in person. We're grateful for the connections and opportunities made, whether online or in person, and are excited to continue pushing forward with our innovative gas-steam power generation system using ammonia as fuel!

Enjoy our short review of our year 2022.

HiPowAR at the CERAMICS 2023

January 26, 2023
For the first time since 2019, the 98th annual conference of the Deutsche Keramische Gesellschaft e.V. again offers the opportunity to exchange with other ceramists in presence.
HiPowAR will be presented by Dr. Olga Ravkina, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, with her talk " Mixed Ionic Electronic Conductors (MIEC) for Self-Pressurizing Combustion".

From March 27 to 30, 2023, the participants of the annual conference can expect a varied conference program at the Ernst Abbe University of Applied Sciences Jena with international impulses from the partner country Italy. As a special highlight, the high-tech companies of the Tridelta Campus Hermsdorf will provide insights into their production facilities during industrial excursions.

Merry Christmas from sunny California!

December 21, 2022
Palms around the city and 20°C on December 21st? Certainly not in Europe (at least for now). Alberto Cammarata, young HiPowAR reasearcher from Politecnico di Milano, is currently carrying out studies on green ammonia production and utilization, at University of California, Irvine (UCI).
The ammonia used as a fuel in the HiPowAR system is green only if produced with renewable energy instead of hydrocarbon sources. This is the reason why Alberto is currently in California to investigate novel green ammonia production plants, alongside working on the HiPowAR project.

Good luck with your research, Alberto, and we wish everyone a reflective and wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Project meeting in Brno

November 30, 2022
From November 29 - 30, 2022, the HiPowAR consortium met for the semi-annual project meeting in Brno, Czech Republic. The host for this meeting was První brněnská strojírna, a.s. (PBS Brno). During the two-day meeting, challenges in the project were discussed and solutions were worked on within workshop groups.
In addition to fruitful discussions, the beautiful city was also explored.
The project meeting further strengthened the cohesion of all partners and above all motivated them to work together on the challenges ahead.

Exciting discussions at the CAMPFIRE Symposium

October 21, 2022
On October 21, 2022, around 100 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.
HiPowAR also participated in the event with a presentation booth and introduced itself to interested parties. We had exciting discussions about the project and were able to give participants of the symposium insights into our project.

You can fnd the press release here.

Information booth at the CAMPFIRE Symposium

October 19, 2022
HiPowAR will present itself next Friday at the CAMPFIRE Symposium "Green Ammonia Technologies - Our Key for Global Energy Security , Climate Protection and Economic Growth". With a small presentation booth we will present ourselves at the Ozeaneum in Stralsund, Germany. We are looking forward to interesting discussions with partners of the CAMPFIRE alliance.    


Project presented in the USA

October 11, 2022
At the 242nd ECS Meeting (The Electrochemical Society Meeting), our project was presented by Dr. Basma Mewafy, Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP). She gave her presentation in the symposium on "Plasma and Thermal Processes for Materials Modification, Synthesis, and Processing" on October 11, 2022.
The five-day meeting was held in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) and brings together the most active professional and student researchers in academia to drive innovation in the fields of electrochemistry and solid-state science and technology and related areas.

We are pleased that our pioneering and innovative project has now been presented on 3 continents.


Successful presentation in Brazil

September 21, 2022
Our Swedish project partner Ranotor presented itself at the Mato Grosso Innovation Week in Brazil on September 21 and introduced our project to an international audience.
This was the first time since the beginning of the project that the HiPowAR project was presented in South America.

The presentation was held in Portuguese and can be viewed on YouTube at: (first presentation)


HiPowAR will be presented at the Mato Grasso Innovation Week

August 30, 2022
At the Mato Grasso Innovation Week taking place in Brazil in Cuiabá, our project will be presented by our project partner Ranotor from 19 - 23 September. In the programme axis "Successful Innovations in the state" Ranotor will also have the opportunity to present the steam engine solution they have developed.
The Mato Grosso Innovation Week was first launched in 2021 and focuses on possible innovative and technological state initiatives, reaching an audience of around 20 thousand people.


Bi-annual project meeting in Hermsdorf

July 7, 2022
There was a great reunion for all project partners from 4 to 5 July 2022 in Hermsdorf, Thuringia. After one and a half years of joint project work, which could only take place online during this time due to the pandemic, the consortium met again in person for the first time to exchange current issues. The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems hosted the meeting as a project partner and, in addition to the seminar rooms, also offered a tour of the test laboratory and the extrusion area. The personal exchange brought fruitful ideas to jointly tackle ongoing and upcoming tasks.


HiPowAR project present at ASME Turbo Expo 2022

June 20, 2022
The HiPowAR project was present at the ASME Turbo Expo 2022 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. On Thursday, June 16th, Dr. Paolo Colbertaldo from POLIMI presented some insights on the cycle features and possible layouts within the technical session “Novel Cycles – Part 1”, discussing also the options of cooled and uncooled expanders. The contribution is titled “Simulation of the HiPowAR Gas-Steam Power Generation System using Ammonia as Fuel” and will appear in the Conference Proceedings.

The five-day conference encompasses topics spanning the entire turbomachinery industry. Turbo Expo is the only event that provides a full spectrum of research and industry knowledge to truly confirm the latest market trends, technical developments, challenges, and the future state of the turbomachinery industry.


HiPowAR will be presented in Campfire workshop

December 9, 2021
On December 9, 2021, our project will be presented at the Campfire Workshop PK3 (Product Category 3: Emission-free maritime propulsion systems), where Ralf will talk about the project goals and the HiPowAR technology. On June 10, 2021, HiPowAR was already presented at the Campfire Workshop PK1 (Product Category 1: Thin Films). Campfire is a partner project of HiPowAR, developing technologies to enable a green ammonia-based energy economy and a carbon-free, secure energy supply in the Baltic Sea region.


HiPowAR presented at Ammonia Energy Conference 2021

November 11, 2021
Dr. Blanca Isabel Arias-Serrano presented the HiPowAR project at the 18th annual Ammonia Energy Conference from 9th to 11th November 2021. Although the conference was held in-person in Boston, an additional online event was held for the international audience who were unable to travel to the US.
Dr. Arias-Serrano participated with a video presentation in which she used a poster to explain the concept of the project. The video can be seen together with the other presentations here on YouTube.


Project was presented versatile

September 24, 2021
The HiPowAR concept was presented in many ways this month. Dr. Ralf Kriegel presented the idea of the technology at a total of three events, including the online workshop "Flexible Energy Conversion" and the workshop "High Temperature Membrane Reactors and their Potential Applications" in Jülich.
With his presentation "High Efficiency Energy Conversion Processes and their Potential for Biomass and Waste", which Dr. Kriegel gave at the 21st (digital) Wood Energy Congress in the session "Environmental and Emission Technology Developments", he addressed, among others, representatives from the European Commission/DG Energy as well as representatives from Greenpeace, BUND e.V. and WWF Germany, who were present at the congress.


Successful presentation at the ATI Conference 2021

September 21, 2021
Last Friday, Alberto Cammarata (PhD student at Politecnico di Milano) had the pleasure of presenting a paper on the first results of the HiPowAR system simulations at the ATI 2021 conference. He was one of the 125 presenters whose conference paper "Simulation of the HiPowAR power generation system for steam-nitrogen expansion after ammonia oxidation in a high-pressure oxygen membrane reactor" (A. Cammarata, P. Colbertaldo, and S. Campanari) was accepted in advance by the ATI conference organisers.
Our HiPowAR project was thus presented to a large audience in the Italian region.


HiPowAR at ATI conference 2021 in Italy

September 16, 2021
On Friday, September 17th, 2021, at ATI 2021 conference Alberto Cammarata (PhD student at Politecnico di Milano) will hold an oral presentation of the accepted contribution regarding the first set of results of the HiPowAR system simulations. The work details two plant schemes for the full-scale deployment (i.e., for application with 100 MW rated output), showing the promising electric efficiency values and the potential for pressure optimization.

ATI is the Italian Association of Thermotechnics. It operates in the field of energy conversion and aims at fostering research, innovation, and knowledge transfer between universities, research centres, and industries. The annual conference is a meeting point for professors and researchers in the fields of Thermodynamics, Machines, and Energy Systems with representatives of the industrial entities working around energy conversion and related devices.

Further information:

HiPowAR project meeting

September 15, 2021
Yesterday our annual project meeting took place, after the kick-off of HiPowAR about one year ago. A total of 17 participants took part, among them Dipl.-Ing. Roberto Lisker, Technical University Wildau, and Dipl.-Ing. Christian Kunkel, MAN Energy Solutions SE, members of our scientific advisory board. 

The project has made good progress in the first year, which we are happy with. All project partners are looking forward to a personal exchange soon, as this year's meeting unfortunately had to take place digitally.

On the way to green ammonia

Under the title "On the way to green ammonia", the current Leibniz Nordost magazine, the journal of the Leibniz institutes in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, presents the collaborative project HiPowAR and its goals.

The Leibniz Nordost Magazin informs biannually about current research from the institutes, gives impressions of institute life and introduces research personalities.

You can read the article here.

Successful launch at "Research Meets Industry" event

Bringing business, stakeholders and researchers together to explore the innovation potential of their research is the mission of the online event „Research Meets Industry“ which took place on 4th March 2021. Dr. Angela Kruth and Dr. Ralf Kriegel participated on behalf of the HiPowAR project in this matchmaking event for FET projects focused on energy and enviroment.

Both presented the project to an audience of almost 70 people, including representatives of various industry partners as well as the programme managers of the European Innovation Council (EIC) Francesco Matteucci and Antonio Marco Pantaleo.

The aim of the event is to find partners with investors and industry representatives who are interested in continuing and further developing the technology or who want to invest in the "scaling up". This ist o intended to ensure that "breakthrough technologies" also reach the market.

For the HiPowAR project, which has only been running for 6 months (start in September 2020), it was a successful launch to present the project concept and project goal.
More information about the event, the projects presented and the industry stakeholders can be found in the booklet.

→  Download booklet

HiPowAR will be presented at "Research Meet the Industry" Event

March 4, 2021

The next “Research Meets the Industry” event is dedicated to the fields of Energy and Environment.
Dr. Angela Kruth and Dr. Ralf Kriegel will present the HiPowAR project to potential business stakeholders.

The event provides a safe space for to FET/EIC Pathfinder projects to present their research ideas and results and offers a vibrant spot for innovative business to find scientific relationship for their next innovation.


  • Novel energy storage, batteries
  • Alternative energy resources
  • New materials for energy scavenging
  • Reducing waste energy

Join the event and register for audience or for business stakeholder: Research Meets the Industry

Article presenting the HiPowAR project for the Horizon 2020 European Commission website

December 22, 2020
Have you already seen it?
You can now read an article about the HiPowAR project on the Horizon 2020 European Commission website.

You find the article here.

Kick-off for HiPowAR project

September 9, 2020
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 fuel into electricity.

German project partners are the coordinating Leibniz Institute for Plasma Research and Technology, Fraunhofer IKTS and the Center for Fuel Cell Technology. In addition, companies and research institutions from Sweden, Italy and the Czech Republic are involved.

Further information: Press release