PtX Dialogue: Building a global knowledge and exchange platform for PtX

As part of the International PtX Hub, PtX Dialogue enables emerging economies and developing countries to contribute to the international market ramp-up of sustainable electricity-based raw materials and fuels (“Power-to-X”, including hydrogen). Basic and in-depth training for political decision-makers in partner countries form the basis for developing visions for future PtX production and markets. In demand markets, PtX Dialogue also provides impulses for sustainability standards and develops recommendations for political framework conditions for the sectors aviation, shipping and chemical industry. In addition, the project in Kenya is working on integrating PtX into long-term climate strategies, developing the national market and generating added value locally via international markets. PtX Dialog publishes knowledge products, conducts training courses and workshops worldwide and promotes networks and partnerships, such as Women in Green Hydrogen.

Project data

Countries
Kenya
IKI funding
10,000,000.00 €
Duration
03/2021 till 06/2025
Status
open
Implementing organisation
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Implementing Partner
  • Agora Energiewende Smart Energy for Europe Platform gGmbH
  • Agora Verkehrswende - Smart Energy for Europe Platform (SEFEP) gGmbH

State of implementation/results

    Global:
    • The PtX Hub has developed a methodology for analysing PtX potential at country level that focuses on the perspective of stakeholders from politics, business and civil society. The approach has already been piloted in Kenya, Jordan and Algeria and will be rolled out in other countries in mid-2024.
    • PtX Dialogue has developed a "Renewable Power-to-X" basic training course and conducted it in 22 countries to date. Participants acquire basic knowledge about PtX in order to be able to identify and reflect on the opportunities and barriers of PtX and green hydrogen (ptx-hub.org/…).
    • Graduates of the PtX Basic training now form an active community of practice. This is organised via the online platform atingi (www.atingi.org).
    • The PtX Basic training is supplemented by optional additional modules on sustainability, certification, project financing, aviation, shipping, sustainable chemistry, green steel, safety, green ammonia and fertilisers. An e-learning programme is also being developed.
    • A train-the-trainer programme increases the reach. PtX Dialog conducted the first train-the-trainer course in April 2022. The third training course took place in November 2023.
    • A three-part online seminar series in cooperation with Agora Verkehrswende and the PtX Lab Lausitz highlighted the potential of Power-to-X to defossilise shipping. The project organised the online seminar on technologies and fuels for maritime climate protection
    • The study "A geothermal approach to Power-to-X" (ptx-hub.org/…) published in March with a focus on El Salvador, Chile and Kenya examines the co-benefits between PtX and geothermal energy.
    • The paper "12 Insights on Hydrogen - Argentina edition" (ptx-hub.org/…), developed in collaboration with Agora Industry, Agora Energiewende and Fundación Torcuato di Tella, provides an impulse for discussion on priorities and next steps in building a PtX economy in the country.
    • Since 2022, the E-nvironmental, E-conomic, S-ocial and G-governance (EESG) Framework for Sustainable PtX of the International PtX Hub has provided the conceptual basis for adding sustainability indicators to the PtX Atlas (maps.iee.fraunhofer.de/ptx-atlas/) in a working group with the PtX Lab and Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology. The indicators are being developed based on the (sub)dimensions of the EESG.
    • Current news about the International PtX Hub is regularly published on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/…
    Kenia:
    • As part of the project activities, the project supports stakeholders in conducting a needs assessment and capacity development strategy for PtX and green hydrogen in Kenya. Stakeholders are involved through questionnaires, group discussions and bilateral interviews.
    • The International PtX Hub supported the second Green Hydrogen Symposium in December 2023, organised by UNESCO Chair Strathmore University.
    • The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) and the International PtX Hub held a second workshop on Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) in Nairobi on 11 September 2023, which focused on the topic of e-fuels (kcaa.or.ke/…). The first workshop took place in August 2022.
    • The International PtX Hub conducted a training session on financing with the University of Strathmore in June 2023 and organised a roundtable on financing sustainable aviation fuels and fertilisers together with H2Diplo in November 2023.

Latest Update:
04/2024

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