International PtX Hub

Accelerating the market ramp-up of Power-to-X on a global scale

To achieve climate neutrality by 2050, the transition to economies without fossil fuels is unavoidable. While 100% renewable electricity is key to much of this change, some industries and transport modes continue to rely on fossil fuels as they cannot directly electrify. Until they can, Power-to-X closes the gap.

Power-to-X enables us to produce anything historically dependent on fossil feedstocks, now using only air or carbon from biogenic residues and renewable electricity. These sustainable, climate neutral e-fuels and chemicals can defossilise high-emission industries, including the chemical, fertiliser, steel, and cement industry, as well as aviation and shipping.

Power-to-X also offers a tremendous potential for emerging economies with favorable conditions for renewable energy production. These economies can leverage new business opportunities with Power-to-X and become frontrunners in emerging global Power-to-X markets. Not only can countries accelerate their economic development with Power-to-X and become less dependent on fossil fuel imports, but they decrease their CO2 emissions at the same time – taking an important step towards reaching their climate goals.

Our approach is to find bottom-up solutions for local needs and demands so that we can start the transformation now, everywhere, in parallel, and fast.

We work closely with our partner countries to build local PtX markets, which are adapted to our partner’s needs. We advise our partner governments on Power-to-X strategies and regulatory frameworks, publish technical studies and data tools, and organise trainings for key decision-makers. In Morocco, jointly with our partners, we are building a demonstration plant for Power-to-Liquid production. The  aim is to foster research and training and develop realistic production perspectives for the region. Through our extensive global network, we connect relevant players across the public and private sector, academia, and civil society worldwide. We provide exchange platforms on the local, regional and global scale .

We develop training modules for decision-makers in the transport sector, in shipping and in aviation. In South Africa and Kenya, together with our local partners, we work on establishing green shipping corridors. We also support Kenya in becoming a global Sustainable Aviation Fuels hub.

Implementation: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Funders: German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). Financed by the International Climate Initiative (IKI)

Countries: Argentina, Algeria, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, India, Jordan, Kenya, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, Uruguay, Vietnam

Political Partners:

  • Colombian Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME)
  • Chilean Ministry for Energy (MEN)
  • Argentinian Secretariat of Energy as part of the Ministry of Economy represented through the Subsecretary of Energy Planning
  • Uruguayan Ministry for Energy (MEN)
  • Moroccan Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development (MTEDD)
  • Algerian Ministry of Energy and Mines
  • Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources
  • Kenyan Ministry of Energy
  • Namibian Ministry of Mines and Energy
  • Department of Trade, Industry and Competition of the Republic of South Africa (DTIC)
  • Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)
  • Vietnamese Ministry of Industries and Trade (EREA

Duration: 03/2021 - 03/2025

Contact: Carolin Capone, carolin.capone@giz.de; Torsten Schwab, torsten.schwab@giz.de

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