Energy & Climate

Christoph Heinemann

Senior Researcher

Special Expertise

  • Hydrogen and derivatives
    • Sustainability dimensions for imports
    • Design of transport infrastructures and their costs
    • Regulation at European and federal level
    • Production costs, potential, strategies for countries worldwide
    • Standards and certification
  • Decarbonisation of industries: electrification and flexibilisation of industrial processes
  • Effects of storage and flexibility in the electricity system
  • Effects of coupling the sectors (electricity, gas, hydrogen, heat, transport)
  • Development and evaluation of energy and environmental policy instruments
  • Modelling of the future energy system with model-based scenario analyses

Professional Training and Career

Christoph Heinemann studied geography, economic policy and business administration at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg. After completing his studies, he worked for a research and consulting company in the fields of innovative electricity products and smart grids. In September 2011, he joined the Öko-Institut in Freiburg as a researcher.

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