KGAL Wins Internationally Tendered Mandate To Manage Kfw’s Ptx Development Fund For The Promotion Of Green Hydrogen
KGAL Wins Internationally Tendered Mandate To Manage Kfw’s Ptx Development Fund For The Promotion Of Green Hydrogen.
The broad expertise and strategic concept tipped the scales in the tender: KGAL has been commissioned to manage the PtX Development Fund on behalf of German KfW Bankengruppe, one of the world’s leading promotional banks. This fund promotes green hydrogen projects in developing and emerging economies.
The PtX Development Fund (PtX stands for Power-to-X), financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), will provide financial support for public organisations and private companies to develop the green hydrogen value chain. This fund is primarily aimed at developing and emerging economies where the conditions for green hydrogen production are particularly good. The funding will flow into industrial projects for the production, transport, storage, use and further processing of green hydrogen. With further financing options activated via KfW Bankengruppe’s PtX platform, the total investment for these projects is in the billions.
The PtX Development Fund aims to push the market ramp-up of green hydrogen and thus contribute to the decarbonisation of the global economy. At the same time, the PtX Development Fund promotes a socio-ecological economic transformation in developing and emerging economies. KGAL is a powerful partner for this responsible task.
Building the international hydrogen economy
KGAL supports KfW Entwicklungsbank with the benefit of its substantial experience in energy transition. KGAL’s team of experts assess grant applications based on technical, economic and ESG criteria. KGAL is also responsible for reporting and for the day-to-day business of Power-to-X D&G GmbH.
Michael Ebner, Managing Director of KGAL Investment Management, said:
We consider it an honour and a privilege to be entrusted with these tasks by KfW.
“With the KfW mandate, KGAL is making an important contribution to building the international hydrogen economy.” KGAL is supported in this project by GOPA intec, a leading consulting partner in the field of energy systems.
Starting the hydrogen revolution
Thomas Engelmann, Head of Energy Transition at KGAL, sees the launch of the PtX Development Fund as a forward-looking signal:
The hydrogen revolution, in which green hydrogen replaces fossil fuels, is getting under way. This is evident in funding initiatives such as KfW’s and in the progress made on European hydrogen regulations.
Florian Martin, Managing Director of KGAL Investment Management, said:
KGAL is convinced of the unique potential of green hydrogen. Four years ago, we strategically developed the energy transition field at KGAL by building a new team. KfW’s mandate underlines our expertise in the green hydrogen asset class.
“We are already investing in the promising segment of energy transition on behalf ofour institutional clients, with the KGAL ESPF 6 Article 9 Fund.”