November 22, 2023 at 13:00 - November 22, 2023 at 15:00

When it comes to ensuring the climate neutrality of Power-to-X (PtX) products such as sustainable fuels for shipping and aviation, identifying the most sustainable carbon sourcing method is of great importance. In Namibia, biomass from bush encroachment is widely available and provides a local source while contributing to bush control and biodiversity. But how can the efficiency and sustainability of this carbon carrier be maximised in line with the country’s overall defossilisation goals?

The webinar ‘Developing a sustainable carbon carrier for PtX use – from Namibia to a global market’ on 22 November 2023 from 13:00-15:00 CET / 14:00-16:00 CAT introduced the same-titled study. Speakers shared insights into carbon sourcing methods and the use of biogenic carbon for synthetic fuel production in the Namibian context. They presented the newly developed biomass PtX process and gave recommendations for its implementation in the country. In a Q&A afterwards, participants put their questions and comments to the experts.


  • Opening remarks – Namibia’s pathway towards green industrialisation
    by James Mnyupe, Green Hydrogen Commissioner Namibia
  • Introducing GIZ in Namibia – the International PtX Hub & the Bush Control and Biomass Utilisation (BCBU) project
    by Simon Inauen, Head of Green Energy and Hydrogen Programme, & Johannes Laufs, Project Manager BCBU
  • Carbon carrier for PtX: Introduction and strategic overview, carbon sourcing & biomass utilisation, the Hybrid Biomass PtX Process, economic viability & strategic planning, roadmap for future development
    by Dr. George Kyriakarakos, Team Lead GFA, & Colin Lindeque, Biomass Expert GFA
  • Q&A with experts
  • Recap & closing remarks
    by Simon Inauen, Head of Green Energy and Hydrogen Programme

Watch the recording of the webinar below:

About the study

The study sheds light on different sourcing methods for carbon and evaluate them in the Namibian context.

It comprehensively assesses the potential of utilising the country’s residue biomass, particularly from bush encroachment, for producing high-value PtX products, with a specific emphasis on synthetic fuels. Moreover, the study presents a novel approach to developing an innovative biomass PtX (BtX) process and provides recommendations for the implementation of the BtX process to produce synthetic drop-in fuels in Namibia.

The study was conducted by the GFA Consulting Group in collaboration with the GIZ project ‘Bush Control and Biomass Utilisation (BCBU)’ under the umbrella of the International PtX Hub.

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