Sven Kühnel
Sven Kühnel
Sven Kühnel

Sven Kühnel

Researcher
Resources & Transport

Special Expertise

  • Alternative drive technologies (electromobility, fuel cell)
  • Electric Road Systems (ERS)
  • Energy efficiency and CO2 emission reduction (related to transport)
  • Alternative fuels
  • Sector Coupling (electricity and transport)

Key Projects

  • scale up! – emission-free airport fleet
  • StratON: Evaluation and implementation strategies for heavy duty vehicles powered by overhead lines
  • ePowered Fleets Hamburg: electric vehicles in corporate fleets
  • Economic viability of commercial electric vehicles
  • Study on technical assistance in realisation of the 2016 Report on Renewable Energy, in preparation of the Renewable Energy Package for the period 2020-2030 in the European Union (Funding: European Commission, DG Energy)

Professional Training and Career

  • Since 2016: Researcher at Oeko-Institut, Resources & Transport Division
  • 2013 – 2016: Research assistant at the Institute for Energy Systems and Energy Business at Hochschule Ruhr West - University of Applied Sciences (HRW), Bottrop
  • 2011 – 2013 Postgraduate Programme Renewable Energy at Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, degree: Master of Science
  • Master thesis: „Investigation of the wind and solar electricity generation potentials in Europe and North Africa“, German Aerospace Center (DLR) Stuttgart, Department Systems Analysis and Technology Assessment
  • 2010 – 2011 Research internship at the University of Potosí, Bolivia
  • 2006 – 2010 Undergraduate studies in Applied Natural Sciences at Freiberg Technical University, degree: Bachelor of Science

Language Skills

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French (basics)