The International PtX Hub: Catalyzing green hydrogen solutions on a global scale
In order to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement, significant and rapid emission reductions are needed in all sectors of the global economy. Sustainable, climate-neutral e-fuels and feedstocks based on green hydrogen (Power to X) can contribute to decarbonising a range of industries, including chemicals, fertilisers, steel and cement, as well as parts of the transport sector that cannot directly use renewable electricity.
PtX offers a tremendous potential for our partner countries. Favorable conditions for renewable energy production lead to new business opportunities. Furthermore, the uptake of PtX can contribute to achieving sustainability goals (SDGs) on climate, energy and jobs.
The international PtX Hub aims to leverage these opportunities together with our partner countries by empowering decision makers, providing a network, generating and distributing knowledge and stimulating exchange.
The PtX Hub is located in Berlin, a centre for technological innovation, creativity and political leadership.
Working with our partner countries and organisations, the newly founded International PtX Hub aims to facilitate a global breakthrough in sustainably produced synthetic e-fuels and feedstocks in sectors that cannot directly use renewable electricity. In line with the Paris Agreement (NDC) and Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda 2030), the PtX Hub will:
Integrate sustainable PtX into comprehensive climate strategies
Achieve PtX potential in partner countries
Foster international exchange
Build capacities in partner countries by generating knowledge
The International PtX Hub is being implemented by GIZ and is funded by the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).
In 2020 the International PtX Hub will focus its activities on actively shaping the discussion surrounding sustainability criteria. In addition, we will help to elaborate business cases and facilitate market opportunities for Power to X adoption. In this connection, we will work with our global network to develop capacities in partner countries by providing training courses and e-learning tools.
Read more about the activities of the PtX Hub here.
Senior Advisor on Renewable Energies and Climate Protection through Renewable Fuels Based in Bonn, Germany
As I was always interested in environmental and climate protection and fascinated by related questions of how the world can adequately secure energy supplies, I have found the perfect job here at GIZ targeting comprehensive and long-term decarbonisation solutions for the whole economy. At the moment I am working to build up a secretariat for sustainable synthetic fuels, otherwise known as PtX. Before joining GIZ in 2015, I supported a renowned Indian think tank in New-Delhi and practiced energy economics both in the German energy industry and at the Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne (EWI). As an economist, I am convinced that effective climate protection is not possible without putting a reasonable price on GHG emissions.
Young professional at the International PtX Hub Berlin,
Based in Berlin, Germany
Since June 2020, I support the International PtX Hub Berlin as a Young Professional Intern. I currently am a Master of Public Policy candidate at the Hertie School. I have a BSc in International Relations and Diplomacy, and during my undergraduate studies I’ve been working as a volunteer with various NGOs in the human rights field.
I believe that climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Some sectors in particular will pose great challenges to decarbonisation and PtX fuels will have to play a key role. I am therefore very happy to join the International PtX Hub and contribute to global climate action.
Intern in portfolio management of the BMU Project Cluster Transport and PtX, based in Bonn, Germany
Since October 2020, I have been supporting the Changing Transport Team as an intern in portfolio management. As a current student of International Economics and Development (B.A.) at the University of Bayreuth, I have a great interest in international cooperation as well as climate policy.
In order to tackle the climate crisis, I believe that humans from the Global North and South have to cooperate more closely in climate change mitigation and share their knowledge. Both transport and energy sectors play a crucial role in this and need to be decarbonised to limit global warming.
I am therefore very happy to join the team and to contribute to the realization of international climate protection within GIZ’s mobility and PtX projects in the Global South.