One of the largest renewable energy production projects is currently being developed in Saudi Arabia and is called Neom. The area is located on the coast of the Red Sea and is about the size of Belgium. Even though Neom will be powered 100 per cent by renewables, the plans go far beyond the energy sector. Saudi Arabia is planning… Read More »Saudi Arabia becomes an exporter of green ammonia. Interview with Peter Terium
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Ad van Wijk is Professor of Future Energy Systems at Delft University of Technology. In the interview he confirms: We have more than enough green energy available. About one tenth of the area of the Sahara, fitted with solar panels, would be enough to supply humanity with energy, including cheap energy. The challenges lie more in the transport and storage… Read More »Low-CO2 hydrogen from natural gas. Interview with Ad van Wijk
AMEA Power develops renewable energy projects mainly in Africa, for example in Mali, Burkina Faso and the Ivory Coast. In this interview, Basma Bentaher, the company’s project developer, reports on a 50-megawatt solar project in Togo, West Africa. The customer is a state-owned energy company. The end consumers are the people in the region, about 250 kilometres north of the… Read More »Renewable energy for Africa. Interview with Basma Bentaher
At this point, news of the last few weeks are picked up which, from GES’ point of view, give hope because they contain building blocks of a possible global solution and / or help to develop a realistic view of the challenges ahead. As part of the aforementioned Neom project in Saudi Arabia, Air Products has now contracted the German… Read More »Short News
On 10 and 11 November, the 11th Dii Desert Energy Leadership Forum took place in Dubai. There, GES had the opportunity to interview Katherina Reiche, Chair of the National Hydrogen Council. “I am convinced,” she says “we need all colours of hydrogen. Because the demand in Germany alone will be so big in the late 2020s and early 2030s. We… Read More »Dubai 1st Interview with Katherina Reiche
The Dii Desert Energy Leadership Forum also witnessed that many solar projects have recently been awarded for an electricity price of little more than 1 cent per kilowatt hour – a dream price a few years ago. Nevertheless, the current increases in raw material costs are clouding the euphoria of those involved. Investors, however, remain confident. After proving how cheap… Read More »Dubai 2nd report Dii Leadership Forum
A new paper by Global Energy Solutions also fits in with Katherina Reiche’s discussion on the “colour theory” of hydrogen. It deals with the production of turquoise hydrogen by means of methane pyrolysis. This process does not produce any CO2. If methane from biogenic sources is used instead of natural gas, even negative CO2 emissions are possible. Methane pyrolysis is… Read More »GES paper. Turquoise hydrogen is also needed
It took place on 22 November with more than 40 virtual attendees. The Board reported on the ongoing activities of the association, such as the work in the Global Energy Perspectives project funded by the Ministry of Development. The discussion focused on the exchange about the approaches to solutions pursued by GES and the openness to technology, without which the… Read More »GES member meeting
In a study, Oxfam criticises the CO2-intensive lifestyle of the super-rich. According to the study, the wealthiest one percent of the world’s population is expected to account for 16 percent of total CO2 emissions in 2030. The inequality of rich and poor in terms of CO2 emissions should be at the centre of the debate. GES’ assessment of this: The… Read More »CO2 and polluter pays justice
At this point, news from the last few weeks are taken up which, from GES’ point of view, give hope because they contain building blocks of a possible global solution and / or help to develop a realistic view of the challenges ahead. Kairos@C is the name of a joint project between Air Liquide and BASF. With the help of… Read More »Short news