Enabling Long Term Decarbonisation Pathways through Power-to-X (PtX Pathways)

The PtX Pathways project supports the development of sustainable hydrogen/PtX markets as building block for the energy transition in Morocco, South Africa and Argentina. Three country components address specific needs and take individual motivations into account. The project supports Ministries of Energy, Environment and/or Research in developing allocation scenarios for hydrogen/PtX products, including the analysis of related value chains. Business cases are identified and recommendations to improve the regulatory framework for embedding PtX are derived. In Morocco, a pilot plant for PtX (e-fuel) with direct air capture is demonstrating the full PtX value chain and paves the way for technology uptake and capacity development. Good practices, tools, methodologies and guidelines from country components are disseminated via the International PtX Hub in Berlin to further countries. Lessons learnt are used to inform the debate in other markets.

Project data

Countries
Argentina, Morocco, South Africa
IKI funding
19,991,244.45 €
Included preparation phase
300,000.00 €
Duration
11/2020 till 03/2025
Status
open
Implementing organisation
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Political Partner
  • Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) – South Africa
  • Ministry for Energy and Mining (MINEM) - Argentina
  • Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Sustainable Development - Morocco
Implementing Partner
  • Agora Energiewende Smart Energy for Europe Plattform gGmbH
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) - South Africa
  • DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V.
  • Research Institute for Solar Energy and New Energies (IRESEN) - Morocco

State of implementation/results

  • The PtX Hub kicked off its activities in Argentina in November 2021, as well as in South Africa in January 2022.
  • The PtX Hub projects (PtX Dialogue and PtX Pathways) together with the International Power-to-X Hub Berlin organised a two-day training on green hydrogen and power-to-X in Argentina:
    • Around 15 decision makers from three ministries and civil society learned about the value chain of green hydrogen and power-to-X and addressed the opportunities of green hydrogen and power-to-X in future energy systems.
    • In a transfer workshop, the participants discussed the potentials in Argentina and the next steps to start Power-to-X concepts.

Latest Update:
10/2022

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