Resources & Transport

Peter Kasten

Deputy head of Division / Senior Researcher

Special Expertise

Research focus: Sustainable mobility

  • Advising policymakers and businesses on climate protection and sustainability in transport
  • Development of strategies for CO2 reduction in the transport sector
  • Energy supply for transport (e.g. hydrogen, e-fuels) / sector integration of energy and transport (e.g. battery electric mobility)
  • Design and impact analysis of climate protection instruments in the transport sector (e.g. CO2 fleet target values, GHG quota)
  • Multimodality / housing and mobility / alternative mobility concepts

Key Projects

  • The Hydrogen Strategy 2.0 for Germany
  • Hydrogen and hydrogen-based energy sources and resources
  • Sustainability dimensions of imported hydrogen
  • Revision of the EU fleet CO2 emission standards for cars, light and heavy-duty vehicles
  • Technical support for analysis of some elements of the post-2020 CO2 emission standards for cars and vans
  • National implementation of RED II with a focus on the fuel sector
  • WohnMobil - Investigation, systematization and creation of knowledge transfer for the development of innovative housing and mobility services
  • Expert strategies for the energy supply of transport in 2050
  • eMobil 2050: Electromobility by the year 2050 in passenger, freight and public transport
  • OPTUM: Optimizing the environmental mitigation potential of electromobility - integrated consideration of vehicle use and energy management

Professional Training and Career

  • Since 2021: Deputy Head of Division
  • Since 2010: Researcher at Oeko-Institut, Resources & Transport Division
  • 2009 – 2010: Researcher at Laboratory of Thermodynamics in Emerging Technologies, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2002 – 2009: Degree in Energy and Process Engineering at TU Berlin (Diplom-Ingenieur)
  • 2008 – 2009: Degree thesis at Institute of Fuel Cells, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • 2005 – 2006: Semesters abroad in Chemical Engineering at University of Delaware, USA

Language Skills

English, Italian


Peter Kasten