The alliance was founded as part of the funding programme “WIR! – Change through Innovation in the Region” funding programme of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The aim is to research and develop new energy conversion and storage technologies for the decentralised production of green ammonia and its use in emission-free drives for shipping and the energy industry. The focus is also on technical solutions for ammonia import and distribution as well as transfer activities to industry and training of skilled workers.