The Power to X Secretariat: Catalyzing sustainable fuels and feedstocks based on green hydrogen
Governments worldwide adopted the Paris Agreement in order to limit dangerous climate change to well below 2°C. To achieve this goal, significant and rapid emission reductions are needed in all sectors. A key task now is to identify technology pathways and associated regulatory design options. Successful strategies will require close cooperation, both internationally and between sectors. Sustainable, climate-neutral e-fuels and feedstocks based on green hydrogen offer tremendous potential for 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. A shift from fossil-based oil and gas to renewable-based fuels and feedstocks could make a substantial contribution to decarbonising supply chains in areas in which the direct use of electricity is not feasible.
Working with our partner countries and organisations, the newly founded Power to X Secretariat 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 Secretariat will contribute to:
promoting sustainable production
facilitating the climate-effective allocation of funding between sectors
building international networks and partnerships
broadening and sharing knowledge
tapping country and market potential
The PtX Secretariat is being implemented by GIZ and is funded by the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).
In 2020 the Power to X Secretariat 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.