Parliamentary State Secretary for Western Pomerania and Eastern Mecklenburg Heiko Miraß visits INP
Greifswald, 20 April 2023 - Heiko Miraß, Parliamentary State Secretary for Western Pomerania and Eastern Mecklenburg, visited the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP) in Greifswald yesterday. He informed himself about research projects that the INP is planning in the newly opened Z4 Centre Life Science Plasma Technology.
The Z4 complex, which is directly adjacent to the INP building in Greifswald, was ceremonially opened at the beginning of March. Tenants have been able to move into their laboratory and office space since this month. With a total of about 1,000 square metres of laboratory space and about 140 square metres of office space, INP is the largest single tenant in the new building. The centrepiece of the lease is a 400 square metre production hall with a 6.5 metre ceiling height, where INP plans to build a hydrogen reactor, sputter reactor, biomethanol reactor and other facilities.
Heiko Miraß, Parliamentary State Secretary for Western Pomerania and Eastern Mecklenburg, comments: "We are proud of high-tech research from Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. In the field of plasma technology, Greifswald is an important centre in the international scientific community. With the new laboratory space at Z4, the INP can continue to work on innovative technology for a climate-neutral and more environmentally friendly future. The many transfer cooperations with regional partners are particularly exciting, because this means that the INP's cutting-edge research can also generate impetus in the regional economy."
The newly rented laboratories will mainly be used for large-scale INP projects researching innovative technologies. The "CAMPFIRE" project focuses on energy conversion and storage technologies as well as energy systems based on green ammonia. In the "biogeniV" research project, INP is working with partners to develop technologies for the production of green fuels and valuable materials such as biomethanol and biogas from biogenic residues. The "PHYSICS FOR FOOD" project is researching physical technologies for a more environmentally friendly agriculture and food industry.
Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Weltmann, Chairman of the Board and Scientific Director of the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP), notes: "With our application-oriented research, we are looking for plasma-based solutions to major economic and societal challenges in the field of hydrogen economy as well as sustainable agriculture, medical technology and surface technology. For the development of new technologies, we need modern infrastructures like the Z4 offers us. We thank the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania for supporting our research and are proud to be able to develop innovations for our state."