OUR MISSION: NO EMISSIONS!
Dii Desert Energy has been pioneering the energy transition in the MENA region since 2009
Dii DESERT ENERGY
Dii Desert Energy is an independent, international network operating from Dubai. Our group is paving the way for the energy transition in the MENA region and beyond.
Dii Desert Energy aims at transforming the energy systems in desert areas of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in a holistic way, benefitting from the knowledge, expertise, and business connections from its professional staff and partners, including the top-level Advisory Board. Dii’s team consists of well-respected senior figures in the international energy industry, with experience in (green) energy system management, projects, investments, regulations and public policy.
Dii GmbH was launched in 2009 as an industry initiative in Germany (formerly ‘Desertec Industrial Initiative’) for accelerating the energy transition in the MENA region. It believes that once the domestic energy needs have been sufficiently satisfied with emission free energy, MENA will become a ‘Powerhouse’ of emission-free energy, both green ‘electrons’ and ‘molecules’, serving the world energy market. This has been established in the market as ‘Desertec 3.0’.
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. We believe these actions will lead to realistic, tangible and profitable projects for Dii’s partners. This will, in fact, benefit all local and international stakeholders.
Dii's platform of more than 50 companies and organizations from 25 countries is, thus, mobilizing top executives, government decision makers, R&D institutions and academia supporting Our Mission: No Emissions.
Accelerating the energy transition in the Arab World towards supply of 'green electrons’ and 'green molecules' across the regional and global energy value chains.
Encouraging sustained prosperity and stability in the region through the creation of local jobs and industries associated with the energy transition.
Encouraging the MENA region to becoming the largest 'green powerhouse' in the world.
Capitalize on new opportunities by bringing together the private sector, the public sector and academia.
Assist in the transition from the current fossil fuel basis towards emission free supply.
Enable lighthouse projects and create unique business opportunities for our partners.
OUR ADVISORY BOARD
Joining Forces for the Energy Transition
The Advisory Board's main function is to advise the management of Dii Desert Energy on their mission and strategy as well as private and public sector contacts and funding.
Top industry captains join forces to accelerate regional development, to fast track emission free energy projects and to join forces towards the full renewable supply of green electrons and green molecules, transportation, storage and flexible demand in MENA.Read more
YOUR BENEFITS OF A PARTNERSHIP WITH
Dii DESERT ENERGY
As the only industry-led organization pushing the agenda for the MENA region to adopt emission free energy supply, looking at green electrons and molecules from a holistic point of view across the entire value chain.
Powerful Business Opportunities
We provide a platform for thought leadership, networking and business development for key stakeholders in the energy market in the MENA region.
Dii has built a reputation as a think-tank and neutral advisor to public and private sector with a track record of 12 years of successfully working in MENA and beyond.
OUR MISSION IS NO EMISSIONS!
Managing Director Energy, NEOM, Saudi Arabia
"By now, it is widely accepted that global warming is one of the main challenges for mankind. What I like about Dii is that it has always been ahead of the game. At its start in 2009 Dii was already pointing at the huge potential of solar and wind in the Middle East and Africa. Moreover, since a few years, Dii is promoting the conversion of renewable electricity partially into hydrogen, allowing accelerated decarbonization in particular in industry sectors that cannot easily be (totally) electrified."
"With Dii we have a common vision regarding solar energy potential and its ability to provide an answer to both energy and environmental concerns we share with the European Community. Therefore, we strongly believe that a win-win situation can materialize in the short term. Morocco, with its audacious and pro-active solar plan held by Masen, is fully committed to this vision."
Mohammed Jameel Al Ramahi
"As a pioneer of renewable energy, clean technologies and sustainable real estate in more than 30 countries, Masdar shares the vision of Dii Desert Energy for an emissions-free power sector, technological innovation and enhanced collaboration to accelerate the global transition towards cleaner energy sources. Mitigating climate challenges relies on multilateral partnerships across the spectrum of market participants – from policymakers to investors, technology providers to lenders. Both Dii Desert Energy and Masdar are committed to advancing such partnerships as part of a long-term, holistic sustainability strategy."
GET AN EXTRACT FROM OUR LEVELIZED COST OF GREEN MOLECULES TOOLKIT!
As Associated Partner of Dii, you get exclusive access to the Levelized Cost of Green Hydrogen/Ammonia/Methanol/Kerosene Toolkits Financial Model by energy source and technology to capture all life cycle costs and assess project feasibility. Exclusively for Dii’s partners, the toolkits are offered on SaaS basis (Software as a Service). Partners need to fill in the “Inputs Form” based on their specific project attributes, and then Dii will run the toolkit model and provide pdf report (sample pdf reports are included in the info package). This service is free for Dii’s partners (T&C apply).
Download a free extract of our LCoH and LCoA financial models*
* a free Software as a Service (SaaS) basis for Dii network members and partners.
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- September 20, 2020
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