March 18, 2024 at 17:00 - March 18, 2024 at 20:00 in Berlin & Online

Carbon is becoming an increasingly important resource as governments and industry pave the way to a fossil-free future with Power-to-X (PtX). Besides green hydrogen, sustainable carbon is an important feedstock for the production of e-fuels and other PtX products. The current primary methods for carbon sourcing (Direct Air Capture (DAC), biogenic sources, and Carbon Capture (CCU)) each have their advantages and disadvantages, emphasising the need for a regulatory framework to ensure that both hydrogen and carbon are produced in a sustainable manner. This highlights the need to also assess the practicalities in country contexts, considering factors such as available carbon sources, existing infrastructure, economic viability of each source and the demand landscape in the country and regional context.

Join our official partner event ‘Carbon Sourcing for Power-to-X: How can we meet the demand for sustainable value chains?‘ at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue on 18 March 2024 (5:00-8:00 pm CET). Government representatives from Asia, Germany, Latin America and Southern Africa will discuss their ambitions and priorities with the private sector and academia. The panel discussion (5:00-6:30 pm CET) will be followed by a networking reception (6:30-8:00 pm CET; onsite only).

Panellists & speakers

  • Berthold Goeke, Director-General for Climate Action, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)
  • Dr. Heike Henn, Director Climate, Energy and Environment and Commissioner for Climate Policy and Climate Financing, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • María José González, Leader of Green Hydrogen Program for the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining, Uruguay
  • Thorsten Herdan, CEO, HIF EMEA
  • Prof. William H.L. Stafford, Principal Researcher, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa
  • Abdelghani El Kacimi, Chief Technology Officer, INNOVX / OCP Morocco

Charlotte Hussy, Advisor at the International PtX Hub will moderate the event.

The event will take place at the GIZ Repräsentanz (Reichpietschufer 20, 10785 Berlin) and will be livestreamed via Microsoft Teams. Admission starts at 4:30 pm and closes at 4:55 pm CET.

Want to exchange on the topic of carbon sourcing for PtX? Contact our colleague Carla Reihle (

About the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue

As a leading international forum for key stakeholders of the energy sector, high-level policymakers, industry, science and civil society share their experiences and ideas on a safe, affordable and environmentally responsible global energy transition. Over 2,000 participants from more than 90 countries, 50 foreign and energy ministers and state secretaries, and over 100 high-level speakers gather in the German capital every spring to be part of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue.

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