In a 75-minute online seminar, the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI) will present the results of its feasibility study and highlight opportunities for German companies to share know-how and technologies with Philippine stakeholders.
As part of its mandate as a programme company of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature and Nuclear Safety’s (BMU – Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit) “Environmental Technologies Export Initiative” (EXI), NOW GmbH is responsible for the thematic focus on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for decentralised and off-grid power supply. The range of applications for hydrogen and fuel cell systems for decentralised power supply is extremely diverse. Applications are conceivable wherever the strengths of the technology can be utilised: From supplying power to mobile phone facilities in off-grid areas and for the secure and uninterruptible supply of critical infrastructures, to the use as a stand-alone power supply system for a remote hotel complex. Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies can make a valuable contribution – in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner.
As part of EXI, the GPCCI conducted a feasibility study to investigate the potential of green hydrogen and fuel cell technology in the Philippines.
Increasing energy consumption in the Philippines due to economic and population growth requires a larger and more secure supply of energy. While coal still makes up the majority of the Philippines’ energy mix, renewable energy sources continue to expand. The Philippine government has committed to increasing the share of renewable energy in the country’s energy mix to 35% by 2030. Reliable storage of clean energy, which in the Philippines is mainly generated from solar and wind power, is an ongoing challenge and limits its use as an emergency power supply. Diesel generators remain the most common type of emergency power system. However, their costly maintenance and negative environmental impact are not sustainable in the future. Green hydrogen and fuel cell technology can offer an efficient and climate-friendly alternative here.
In a 75-minute webinar, the GPCCI will present the results of the study and highlight opportunities for German companies to share know-how and technologies with Philippine stakeholders. A representative of the Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) will provide insights into the current state of renewable energy generation, storage and use. Time will also be allotted for a moderated question and answer session.
More information on registration and the agenda can be found here.