In 2012, Dii Desert Energy publishes the first major study ‘Desert Power 2050’, modelling a future energy system between Europe, Middle East and Africa, relying on almost 100% renewable energy. In 2015, Dii Desert Energy moves to Dubai to help developing the local regional market, by identifying and solving practical hurdles. In 2019, Dii celebrates the 10th anniversary and launches ‘Desertec 3.0’. Once the domestic needs have been sufficiently satisfied with emission free energy, MENA will become a ‘Powerhouse’ of emission-free energy, both electrical power (electrons) and gases, fuels or solids (molecules), serving the world energy markets. This is being recognized in the market under the umbrella of ‘Desertec 3.0’ approach.
In early 2020, Dii Desert Energy launched the MENA Hydrogen Alliance, which brings together private and public sector actors as well as science and academia to kick-start green hydrogen economies. The Alliance provides a platform for partners to meet and discuss pathways forward, to formulates common studies and connect producers and off-takers. The alliance acts as an impartial advisor to promote pilot projects in the region, elaborates (potential) business cases and structure for large projects, proposes the necessary policy and regulatory frameworks, and educates different stakeholders on all relevant aspects of the hydrogen value chain, from ‘source to sink’, including export of virtual (renewable and carbon characteristics) and physical energy carriers.
In 2023 Dii Desert Energy launched a new initiative, the ‘ZETA EMISSION TRADERS ALLIANCE’, based in Dubai. Its aim is to create a global platform for energy traders supporting in particular Dii’s “no emissions” mission. ZETA will, thus, help energy markets and energy traders to reduce and avoid “greenhouse” effects based on market principles. In this context, Dii Desert Energy is giving guidance to climate neutral emission free energy traders, energy suppliers and the off-takers community with a footprint in MENA.
Dii Desert Energy is connecting the regional and international industry with authorities and institutions and focuses in particular on practical conditions along the emission-free energy value chains. Dii’s platform of more than 110 companies and organizations from over 35 countries is mobilizing top executives, government decision makers, R&D institutions and academia.
Our Mission: No Emissions!
Sustainable Ports Roundtable, hosted by Addleshaw Goddard (March 2023, Dubai)
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