Turning deserts into the world’s green powerhouse – this is an idea the Desertec Industrial Initiative (DII) has been promoting since 2009. Since then DII has gone through different stages of not only enabling a transition into renewables for Middle Eastern and North African regions, but also to provide other regions, Europe in particular, with clean energy. Paul van Son, President of DII, walks David Wortmann through the key takeaways and lessons learned from 10 years of clean energy from the desert and finally the re-invention of DII as an enabler of green hydrogen from the desert.
You will learn:
- how the Desertec Industrial Initiative came into being
- what stages DII went through and what drove the change
- what DII plans to focus on in the coming years
- what are the key lessons of driving a large industrial consortium