Consortium workshops

Introduction to novel technologies related to ammonia-based energy storage

Online or at ENGIE Lab GRIGEN (near Paris, France, April 7th, 2022 (9h00-12h45 AM CET))

We are pleased to invite you to the 1st Workshop of the ARENHA Project.

The H2020 funded project ARENHA aims at using ammonia as a green hydrogen carrier and for that purpose it develops its main activities around the green hydrogen production, ammonia synthesis, storage and dehydrogenation. Innovative materials are developed and integrated into ground-breaking systems in order to demonstrate a flexible and profitable power-to-ammonia value chain but also several key energy discharge processes. Specifically, ARENHA is developing advanced SOEC for renewable hydrogen production, catalysts for low temperature/pressure ammonia synthesis, solid absorbents for ammonia synthesis intensification and storage, catalysts and membrane reactors for ammonia decomposition for pure hydrogen (>99.99%) production. Energy discharge processes studied in ARENHA tackle various applications from ammonia decomposition into pure H2 for FCEV, direct ammonia utilization on SOFCs for power and ICEs for mobility

This special dissemination workshop will introduce novel materials and technologies related to ammonia-based energy storage covering the whole power-to-ammonia-to-applications. Lectures are given by scientists of both academia and industry. The program can be found in the following agenda.

 Agenda & Presentations:

9:00-9:05 – Welcome and introduction

9:05-9:25 – ARENHA project general presentation, José Luis Viviente (TECNALIA).

9:25-9:40 – SOC technology at Fraunhofer IKTS, Stefan Megel (FhG-IKTS)

9:40-9:55 – Development of Low-Temperature Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells, Freddy Kukk (ELCOGEN)

9:55-10:20 – Advanced Ammonia Synthesis Technologies Overview, Cheng Liang (PV)

10:20-10:45 – Development of solid-state ammonia absorption and storage, Anastasiia Karabanova (DTU)

10:45-11:00 – Coffee break

11:00-11:25 – Catalysts for ammonia synthesis and decomposition, Thomas Wood (STFC-UKRI)

11:25-11:50 – H2 production through Ammonia decomposition in a membrane reactor, Valentina Cechetto (TUE)

11:50-12:05 – SOFC technology for hydrogen-based power generation, Christian Eckart (FhG-IKTS)

12:05-12:20 – Direct use of ammonia for mobility (ICE), Christine Rousselle (UORL / STELLANTIS)

12:20-12:45 – Expected impact when using ammonia for H2 storage, Alvaro Ramirez (ENGIE)

12:45-12:50 – End of the workshop


Participation to the workshop is free of charge.

Due to the COVID19 both face-to-face and online attendance is possible. Following the attendance mode selected in the registration the link for the online attendance will be sent one day before the event the latest.

Attendants should register at the following link:


The Conference will take place at ENGIE Lab CRIGEN (4, Rue Joséphine Baker, 93240 Stains (Near Paris) but online attendance is also available. See access Map.