Train of Trainers on Renewable PtX

The International PtX Hub organised an extensive 8-day training on Renewable PtX in Bonn and Berlin from 30 October - 8 November 2023. This training brought together technical experts in renewable energy from 10 partner countries, featuring content-related discussions, didactic sessions, inputs from technical experts, and a practical site visit to enhance practical understanding. A Networking Event in Berlin on 9 -10 November 2023, provided participants with an opportunity to network and foster connections within the global community.

Ms. Bidisha Banerjee, Analyst in the Energy and Power team at CSTEP, and Mr. Deepak Yadav, Programme Lead at CEEW, represented India in the 4th Train-of-Trainers (ToT) workshop. Participants described the course as value-packed, well-curated, informative, and interactive. Key takeaways emphasised the necessity of expanding renewable energy capacities to scale up PtX production.

The curriculum provided invaluable insights, emphasising the importance of adopting a holistic approach in the renewable hydrogen sector by integrating elements such as demand, supply, and market development. Facilitated by highly knowledgeable trainers, including Prof. Dr. Christoph Menke, Mr. Werner Warmuth, and Mr. Frank Mischler, the training was commendable. Educationalist Mr. Michael Zillich guided participants through methodological activities and adult learning principles to enhance didactic skills. 

A notable highlight of the training was the practical application of theoretical knowledge during a visit to Enapter's Saerbeck facility. Mr. Jan-Justus Schmidt and his team showcased practical uses of AEM electrolysers in green hydrogen, refuelling, energy storage, PtX, and research. Another insightful visit to the Institute of Distance Learning in Berlin provided further understanding of emerging trends and practices in the field.

After completing the ToT on Renewable PtX,  the participants are equipped to effectively support the PtX Hub and local H2 -projects on-site by implementing training sessions, supporting workshops, or engaging in other exchange formats related to Renewable PtX. The participants are now preparing to implement the PtX training with the International PtX Hub in their respective countries.