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Green Methanol: A new green corridor from Johburg to Durban

The industrial province of Gauteng has expansion plans for three special economic zones (SEZs) in the Vaal region, which is to become the pre-eminent center for low-carbon manufacturing and renewable energy. Following a Memorandum of Agreement with the Gauteng Department of Economic Development, German companies along the entire value chain of a circular project architecture took part in an information & networking event in Hamburg on May 25, 2023 and a subsequent business delegation end of November 2023.

The primary objective of the project is the production of green methanol using CO2 from urban wastewater treatment plants, and the generation of electricity using agri-PV. Further it aims to support he local energy security of the SEZs and to replace diesel emergency generators with green H2-based mini-grids.

Biomass Gasification: Vast Opportunities in Brazil

In a strategic move to gain a competitive advantage in the thriving Brazilian biomass market, our German consortium of 2G biomass gasification pioneers aims to secure early collaboration with the relevant local stakeholders. Therefore, in our mission to Brazil we identified suitable biomass streams that align with the ongoing commercialization of innovation technology.

By offering a circular way to convert organic waste into clean and renewable energy sources, the German consortium is poised to establish itself as a key player in Brazil's promising biomass sector. Their journey emphasizes the pivotal role that international cooperation plays in addressing pressing environmental challenges.

Hydrogen from Solar Power: Namibia on the Radar

Besides its vast radiation resources, the country is an attractive investment location offering political stability, legal security as well as an excellent infrastructure. Eeven before the European Union concluded a strategic partnership on sustainable raw materials and renewable hydrogen on 2022's United Nations Climate Change Conference, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action selected a new green hydrogen project as part of the consortium formation programme.

In a moderated process by BC Berlin, a selected team of innovative German companies will develop an integrated solution for the expansion of a 7500 ha solar park with direct rail connection for the production of green hydrogen and green derivatives. This includes the optimal integration of the transport of the products to the port of Walvisbay, where an adapted depot is to be built for the local supply of the first customers. With scaling up, the products will also be attractive for international export, as the port of Walvisbay already provides the necessary infrastructure for shipping the green fuels.

3 Green hydrogen projects in Brazil and Chile

The project awarded to us in Chile aims at the transformation of the mining industry by providing green hydrogen solutions for off-grid power supply and the replacement of fossile fuels such as Diesel. Together with our partners from the German Energy Solutions Initiative, we are currently planning an one day information and networking event online on 13. December 2022.

Another innovative challenge to be mastered is the utilisation of biomass for the production of green ammonia from hydrogen in Brazil. The information and networkiong event event will be held on October 26/27, 2022.

On both events, interested partners will have the opportunity to receive first-hand information from technical, financial and local experts and get in touch directly. The respective Chamber of Commerce will present the main results of their project-related market study.

BC Berlin, as implementing partner of the BMWK, will establish integrated and innovative partnerships of German SMEs and facilitates the development of demand driven solutions for both projects. In coorporation with the respective German Chambers, B2B and B2G meetings and high level events and conferences will jopintly be prepared and conducted.

Registration is open, follow the link or contacting us directly.

projects in guatemala and brazil enter next phase

The application of green hydrogen to increase efficiency in the beverage industry in Guatemala, and the establishment of green hydrogen hubs in strategic ports in Brazil is on its way. We succesfully identified dedicated partners in two teams and facilitate the preocess towards succesfull market entry.

Interested organisations are invited to submit their own proposal to join a strong team supporting the global market introduction of green hydrogen.

Team building for H2-uppp: Project proposals weclome

Consortia formation for German SMEs in the energy sector, in which we have played a major role with almost 20 projects, is being expanded. Consortia in the field of green hydrogen can now additionally be supported by the GIZ in the market ramp-up of green hydrogen. Both measures are now combined under one roof in a new BMWK initiative.

BC Berlin collects suitable projects on a quarterly basis and forms up to five green hydrogen consortia per year. Target markets are 11 focus countries as well as additional developing and emerging countries, which will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Get in touch or read more at the link below.

TUNol consortium launches feasibility phase

BC Berlin brought together a group of leading German companies to cover the establishment of a 200 MW green hydrogen project. The components encompass the electricity generation via PV and CSP solar facilities and all downstream activities towards green methanol inlcuding carbon capture. The kick-off took place in early 2021, and the initial project presentation by the consortium in Tunesia was held in October 2021.  

In the second quarter of 2022 the team is now focussing on conducting the technical and financial feasibility study. This will build the basis for investment decisions, partnership agreements and permits.

The 4th hydrogen project added to our moderation portfolio

The National Hydrogen Strategy underlines hydrogen’s role as a key technology for the Herculean task that is achieving a carbon neutral future. The financing of up to EUR 2 billion aims to enable pioneering projects across the value chain of green hydrogen in international partner countries.
Hydrogen production from concentrated solar power and furhter processing to green methanol in Tunisia is set to explore the huge potential that lies in the combination of these technologies for the MENA region. In Portugal, regional green hydrogen production and distribution through adaption of the existing infrastructure, envisioning a future without natural gas. In California, the application of hydrogen in the building sector by innovative solutions is adressed – already our third collaboration with the German Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco. Finally, in Spain we aim at forming the team and advancing the process towards an integration of hydrogen in the energy mix of a Green Technology Park in Gran Canaria.

Homebound but restless: Challenges are our daily business.

Business as usual despite the COVID-19 pandemic? Yes, addressing challenges is at the core of our work. BC Berlin goes fully digital, continuously delivers cohesion, guidance, and support for integrated project teams. Already 12 teams are built for the German Energy Solutions Initiative by now.
In March, the symposium for off-grid solutions to electrify the remote Apuseni villages in Romania initiated a coordinated fast-track process towards their implementation. Simultaneously, the online information and networking event for energy-efficient waste incineration in Russia revealed high-level commitment for German-Russian Cooperation by all participants, followed by moderated workshops and newly-developed ideas to facilitate joint progress. Providing a glimpse into a post-pandemic future, the business trip of the companies who are part of the German Green Technology Hub on the ABC islands took place in Aruba. Meeting with the Prime Minister, many site visits and hosting a conference with 80 people were proven feasible.  

BC Berlin: New Homepage Online

Welcome to our new online representation! After some years of innovation and business development, it was high time to target our virtual representation in the net: starting from scratch by iterative and incremental prototyping.
Agile work flows like SCRUM are common in the IT community, slowly progressing the so called real economy. Using and introducing agile tools in many of our projects, we decided for an in-house SCRUM process. We invite you to follow our progress. At the end of every sprint you will see an improved and extended version. Please come back, check our news, see what is added and what is still under construction. And of course, you are welcome to provide your feedback.

Russia: Efficiency in Waste Incineration

The Russian Federation has named the “Clean Country” initiative as priority on its list of strategically important economic projects. 25 energy efficient WTE projects are in the pipeline.
This involves the introduction of a circular economy according to European standards coupled with investments of billions in a collection, sorting, and recycling infrastructure, including the most modern thermal treatment systems for non-recyclable solids. The project awarded to BC Berlin aims at supporting specialised German companies in developing integrated solutions for the upcoming tenders.

Mission Accomplished: UAE National Waste Strategy

The National Integrated Solid Waste Management Strategy of the UAE, drafted by BC Berlin and its partners, was approved by the Ministry of Environment and Climate change.
The document was developed in several participatory workshops with local authorities representing the seven Emirates of the UAE and federal governmental organisations. The strategy will be part of further government consultations and is pending approval by the cabinet of the UAE. Main pillars of the strategy are harmonisation at the federal level, the protection of the environment from adverse impacts of waste management activities and the introduction of the extended producer responsibility.

Setting Benchmarks in Digital Transformation

We maintain all our operations without compromising our targets to the COVID-19 crisis. Even more, we expanded our digital networking and cooperation platforms.
We were using MS Teams for face-to-face communication for years. Now we introduced Trello for online cooperation and planning, Miro for brainstorming and added Zoom for additional features. And yet, we leave no one behind: we bridge the digital divide by assisting our “analog” partners in the transformation. Thus, we successfully conducted seminars with 50+participants around the world. We worked in team sessions brainstorming anddesigning innovative projects. And we established individual accountability invirtual story boards. In many cases, we jointly follow an agile work approach.Hence, we are achieving our goals safely, navigating on the base of realprogress rather than hypothetical plans.

Final Conference: Smart Hybrid Solutions for Brazil

While conducting a conference at the end of our business trip in Sao Paulo with 200 energy experts, we already knew that things might change. Nevertheless, the interest in the solutions introduced by Germany was tremendous.
A short and intense preparation period was enough to form a powerful team of German companies. Their newportfolio: providing technically integrated and financially optimised smart hybrid solutions to the emerging Brazilianrenewables market. Rich in natural water resources for power generation, the share of wind and solar power is constantly increasing. Hybrid systems, including an integrated, well-dimensioned, and cost-effective storage solution, are in high demand. Besides some R&D projects, very little commercial projects are operating.