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Dr. Jochen Bard

Jochen Bard is Director of Energy Process Technology Division at the Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology, IEE.

The activities of the division link the areas of energy conversion processes and control engineering using sophisticated methods of control and system technology. The application fields covered are wind energy technology, marine energy technology, energy storage systems technology, power to gas and bioenergy systems.

The work covers fundamental theoretical studies, mathematical modeling and simulation, experimental verification and practical trials in the laboratory and in the field, realization of functional prototypes, and integration into turbines and full scale demonstration systems.

His work in energy storage systems includes lead-acid and Li-ion battery modelling, simulation and real time applications (emulators), development of energy storage concepts in the kW to the MW range (i.e. compressed air, offshore pump storage) and Power to Gas e.g. methanation of hydrogen using biogas as the CO2 source.

From 2006-2007 he worked as a research analyst of the German Advisory Council on Global Change, WBGU, Berlin and since 2016 he is a member of several Scientific Committees across Europe.

He holds a University degree (Diploma) in Physics, University of Karlsruhe (KIT), Physics Department with a specialization in semiconductor materials for photovoltaic and solar-thermal energy, crystallography and Electrical Engineering for renewable energies.

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