A centre of expertise and collaboration

The International Power-to-X Hub is a centre of expertise and collaboration for innovative and sustainable green hydrogen and Power-to-X value chains.  Together with our partners, we identify Power-to-X solutions that are adapted to the specifics of each country and lead to sustainable economic transformation. The PtX Hub builds and fosters strong networks with industry, academia, administrations, and civil society with hubs in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

What we do

To reach net zero and the Paris targets, we need to defossilise our economies and societies. However, defossilisation cannot be achieved by electrification alone. Green molecules produced with Power-to-X enable hard-to-abate sectors in industry and transport to move towards climate neutrality.

Promoting sustainable aviation and shipping

Air traffic is expected to grow by 4% per year over the next 20 years. To reconcile this growth with the sector’s net zero goal by 2050, airlines and airports will need to switch to sustainable aviation fuel. Power-to-Liquid fuels are the most promising pathway – but not yet readily available in the market.

We accelerate the increase of availability of sustainable aviation fuels by facilitating demonstration plants, developing capacities, connecting stakeholders, and advising on policies and instruments such as a global book and claim system.

We contribute to the ACT-SAF programme of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) by delivering aviation trainings to decision-makers and developing policy recommendations for countries to become Power-to-Liquid pioneers. 

Maritime transport is responsible for 3% of global emissions. While demand scenarios expect global freight to double or even triple by 2050, the sector is committed to achieving net zero emissions within the same timeframe. Some technological solutions are already at hand: vessels propelled with PtX fuels such as e-methanol or e-ammonia are already in operation or under construction.

To support the transition to sustainable fuels, we facilitate the exchange of knowledge between policymakers, technology providers, ship owners, and other stakeholders.

We build capacity on technological options, international regulation, and incentivising instruments such as Green Shipping Corridors, in both the transport and energy sector. We carry out studies assessing market opportunities around green shipping in Morocco and South Africa. In Morocco, we are developing a Power-to-Liquid research plant in a consortium that will demonstrate the production of sustainable shipping and aviation fuels.

As with all rapid technological advances, regulatory frameworks and policies for green hydrogen and PtX are lagging behind the innovations. Yet solid frameworks are needed for sustainable and safe production, trade and use, as well as investment security.

We advise on effective and targeted strategies, policies, and regulatory frameworks to enable the rapid scale-up of green hydrogen and Power-to-X markets. We advocate for innovative financing mechanisms and a global book and claim system and for defining credible sustainability standards and certification schemes.

For instance, we assist Argentina, Chile, and Kenya in designing and implementing their PtX strategies. We also take part in international initiatives and fora for advancing defossilisation with renewable hydrogen and PtX such as the Breakthrough Agenda, a coalition of initiatives started at COP27 to help keep 1.5°C in reach.

A thorough understanding of the technology and economics of Power-to-X is often still lacking, yet crucial to realising the full potential of PtX. We address this with our trainings for decision-makers.

The Basic Training, the Add-On Modules, and the Train-of-Trainers programmes educate and connect a critical mass of committed experts on renewable PtX and can accelerate the uptake of PtX production, usage, and trade in their countries.

Our alumni community of around 1000 policy makers regularly meets to share and compare latest technology and policy advancements in their regions.

In any sector where PtX can reduce emissions, there is much to be gained from sharing and exchanging expertise. Our unique asset is the ability to connect policy makers, project developers, civil society, off-takers, and investors from all regions of the world.

At the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2023, we invited policy makers and project developers from Germany, Namibia, South Africa, Uruguay, and the MENA region to come to a joint understanding of how PtX can deliver both on climate action and economic development. A delegation trip in September 2023 brought experts from seven countries together to participate in the Transport and Climate Change Week in Berlin, followed up with a study tour to Copenhagen to connect with companies pushing climate-neutral shipping forwards.

Truly sustainable PtX

For Power-to-X production to be truly climate-neutral as well as socially and environmentally beneficial, ambitious sustainability standards should be met from the start and to the entire value chain. We distinguish four sustainability dimensions – E(nvironmental), E(conomic), S(ocial), and G(overnance) and have identified a wide range of sustainability concerns and opportunities.

Our track record

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We are active in 13 countries.

We are building a first-of-its-kind research and training plant that will demonstrate the production of certified sustainable aviation and maritime fuels in Morocco and are supporting the development and implementation of national hydrogen strategies, e.g. in Argentina, Kenya, and Namibia. For an overview of our activities in each country, click the world map below.

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Becoming a regional and international leader for the export of cleaner energy
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Published its National Hydrogen Development Strategy in March 2023 

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PtX.Basic Training for government and state-owned enterprises
Supporting the Algerian government in developing a regulatory framework for PtX
Train-of-Trainers to qualify Algerian energy experts as PtX multipliers
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Sustainable economic growth with PtX
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12 Insights on Hydrogen - Argentina edition" and “Argentina as a Green Ammonia Hub
>100 public officials trained in 4 PtX.Basic Trainings
Energy transition scenarios up to 2050
Creating a guide for PtX project developers
Study on port infrastructure
Interactive map of carbon sources in Argentina
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Early stage agenda setting for green industries with PtX
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Developed the H2V Action Plan for 2030

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Workshop on the emerging regulatory framework for green hydrogen certification with the Chilean public and private sector
Train-of-Trainers with Chilean energy professionals
Study of potentials of local production chains and value creation in the Magallanes region
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Promoting the creation of local industry through developing the green ammonia economy, seeking to become a leader in this sector in Latin America
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Active private sector setting up first green hydrogen projects and green ammonia plants until 2026

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Recommendations for incorporating PtX into the Colombian legal framework
PtX.Basic Training for decision-makers from the public, private and academic sphere
Competitiveness analysis for producing green ammonia under current market projections
Analysing options for integrating PtX into the Colombian Hydrogen Roadmap
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Becoming a green hydrogen hub and expanding power generation with renewable energy
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Launched the Green Hydrogen Mission in January 2023

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Supporting the Green Hydrogen Task Force of the German and Indian government
Train-the-Trainers with Indian energy professionals
Studies on seawater desalination and green hydrogen standards in India
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Leveraging renewable energy potentials for job creation and economic growth
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Partnering with Jordanian universities to train technicians and engineers on PtX
Dialogue on certification with public, private and academic partners
Delegation trip to green hydrogen facilities and political and industrial partners in Germany
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Developing into an industrialised, middle-income country and enhancing food security with green ammonia
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Baseline study on the PtX and green hydrogen potentials by the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum

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Consultations on Power-to-Liquid deployment and Public-Private-Partnerships in finance and certification
Supporting the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum in developing human capacities, policies and regulations incl. standards and certification for PtX
Developing unique business cases for PtX
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Developing into a global player along the entire PtX value chain
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Published a Hydrogen Roadmap and is updating it with the “Offre Maroc”

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PtX.Basic Training for the Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development
Securing funding for a Power-to-Liquid pilot plant for training and R&D
Analysing potential Moroccan contributions to PtX value chains
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Fostering industrialisation and broadening local value creation through new PtX value chains
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PtX.Basic Training for Namibian decision-makers
Assessing the skills needed for PtX development
Analysing the potential of bush biomass as a carbon source for Power-to-Liquid production
Enhancing organisational effectiveness for the Ministry of Mines and Energy in the green hydrogen transformation
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PtX for a Just Energy Transition and job creation
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Stakeholder Meeting on Green Hydrogen and South Africa’s Maritime Economy
Business Opportunity Analyzer tool
Assessing carbon sources for PtX products in South Africa
Dialogues and trainings on green shipping
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Mobilising Uruguayan innovation for economic growth with PtX
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Peer-to-peer exchange between Chilean and Uruguayan professionals
Train-of-Trainers for Uruguayan energy experts
Event on the update of the Uruguayan green hydrogen strategy with the Ministry of Industry, Energy, and Mines
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Enhancing regional cooperation by leveraging PtX potentials
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Train-of-Trainers with Vietnamese energy professionals
Supporting the development of a long-term decarbonisation strategy of the oil and gas sector
Analysing the technical requirements for PtX technologies to support the development of technical standards and regulation for PtX projects
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Promoting a carbon neutral aviation sector
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Brazilian government financed the construction of a laboratory plant for the study and production of SAF

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Supporting the regulatory agency responsible for fuels in Brazil to publish a resolution that defines the concept of SAF and establishes the permitted production routes
Producing teaching material on SAF in Brazil and training professors and experts
Supporting the establishment of an advisory committee with the participation of ministries, regulatory agencies, universities and companies for discussions on SAF in Brazil
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Our partners

"It is crucial that the Ministry [of Energy and Mineral Resources of Jordan] has heard about the EU requirements at this early stage to take them into consideration while developing green hydrogen projects."
Eng. Hasan Al-Heyari
Assistant of the Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) for Energy Affairs
at the PtX Hub's workshop on EU requirements and certification for Power-to-X in Jordan in May 2023

Partner with us to defossilise our economy

Latest news

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India's debut: Train-of-Trainers on green hydrogen and Power-to-X

To bolster India’s journey towards a sustainable future, the International Power-to-X Hub and the Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF-SO) co-hosted the
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Community development toolkit for green hydrogen project developers available

The green hydrogen sector is in its infancy both globally and in South Africa, but there are reasonable prospects for
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E-fuels plant in Chile: H2Uppp and Ineratec join forces

Chile has an exceptional potential to produce large quantities of e-fuels. This potential has been validated by studies carried out
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High-level South African delegation to the BETD 2024: closer cooperation for the global energy transition

South Africa will play a pivotal role in the global energy transition, given its renewable energy potential, resources of Platinum
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Official BETD Side Event 2024: Putting carbon sourcing on the agenda

Carbon is becoming a critical resource as governments and industry move towards a fossil-free future with Power-to-X (PtX). In addition
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New study on carbon sources for Power-to-X in South Africa launched

Renewable energy is abundant – it is sustainable carbon that is the limiting factor for Power-to-X production. Therefore, this new
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What is Power-to-X?

Power-to-X (PtX) stands for the conversion of renewable electricity into material products, represented by the ‘X’. 

X stands for gases like methane and ammonia (Power-to-Gas), or liquid fuels like kerosene and maritime diesel (Power-to-Liquid), or even base materials for the chemical industry (Power-to-Chemicals).