Jochen Bard

Director del departamento de Tecnología de Procesos Energéticos del Fraunhofer IEE

Jochen Bard es director del departamento de Tecnología de Procesos Energéticos del Instituto Fraunhofer para Gestión y Tecnología de Sistemas de Energía (IEE) desde 2014. El departamento combina las áreas de los procesos de conversión de energía y la ingeniería de control, abarcando las tecnologías de las energías renovables, la tecnología de los sistemas de almacenamiento de energía, la conversión de electricidad en gas y los sistemas de bioenergía. Jochen es autor de artículos de referencia sobre el hidrógeno, como ‘¿Hidrógeno verde o electricidad verde para la calefacción de edificios?’.

Entre 2006 y 2007 trabajó como analista de investigación para el Consejo Consultivo Alemán sobre Cambio Global (WBGU, por sus siglas en alemán) en Berlín, y desde 2016 es miembro de varios comités científicos en toda Europa. Es licenciado en Física por la Universidad de Karlsruhe (KIT).

Área de especialización en hidrógeno: Calefacción doméstica, combinación de hidrógeno con gas natural.


Jochen Bard en los medios

energy monitor

Namibia stakes its future on the green hydrogen market

Namibia, a country of abundant wind and sun, has ambitions to be one of Africa’s first green hydrogen export hubs.

Diari ARA

David Cebon: “A green hydrogen bus consumes three times as much electricity as an electric bus”

Green hydrogen is often presented as the key to energy transformation, but producing it still requires a lot of energy. This is the warning scientists such as David Cebon, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Cambridge and member of the Hydrogen Science Coalition


NextEra unveils ‘mad’ plan to develop 16GW of hydrogen power stations in Florida

Experts puzzled by proposal from owner of Florida utility to convert its fleet of baseload natural gas-fired power stations to run on green hydrogen by 2045

financial times

Ammonia/BP: chemistry experiment may yield transports of delight

Businesses such as BP are right to explore the potential that hydrogen possesses

The Scotsman

Switch from natural gas to hydrogen for home heating will push more families into fuel poverty, expert warns

Switching to hydrogen as a replacement for climate-polluting natural gas to heat homes will push even more families into fuel poverty, could increase greenhouse gas emissions and make the country more dependent on foreign oil and gas imports, a Scottish academic is warning.


‘High risk of stranded assets’ | Blue hydrogen ‘does not make sense’ in a gas price crisis: study

Producing H2 from methane would drive up natural-gas demand and household bills, adding to EU’s energy woes, says think-tank IEEFA


‘Hideous propaganda’ | Ambition, realism and anger at billionaire Forrest’s big-name green hydrogen gathering

DISPATCHES | A truly global group of the great and the good convened in Barcelona to discuss hugely optimistic targets, practical challenges, hard-to-abate sectors… and the ‘liars’ promoting blue H2


Is hydrogen power the right path for aviation?

The aviation industry is focused on hydrogen as the zero emissions fuel of the future, with a 100-seater or larger airliner touted for 2035. But the challenges to make it a reality are formidable.


Usos más eficientes del hidrógeno verde

España puede ser un actor importante en este tipo de energía, pero hay que evitar destinarla a fines equivocados: cuando es posible electrificar, resulta mucho más eficiente esta opción

El Mundo

David Cebon (Universidad de Cambridge): “El hidrógeno no puede retrasar la electrificación de la economía”

Es una de las voces más cualificadas en el futuro del transporte sostenible y prevé que en 10 años las flotas de las ciudades estén electrificadas.


‘So little attention’ | Emissions from current fossil hydrogen production on par with global aviation industry

World should focus more on eliminating CO2 from existing H2 uses than worrying about how it could be used in future, says Hydrogen Science Coalition founder

The Chemical Engineer

Experts concerned about hydrogen plans form independent advisory group

A coalition of volunteer engineers, concerned about the misapplication of hydrogen, have formed a new group to provide independent advice to governments about plans for the hydrogen economy.

bloomberg tv bulgaria

Политиките на ЕС за въглеродна неутралност са слаби

проф. Том Бакстър, гл. лектор в Университета в Абърдийн, “В развитие”, 25.01.2022


First liquefied hydrogen voyage imminent

A liquefied hydrogen carrier is preparing to leave Australia for Japan carrying the world’s first seagoing hydrogen cargo, on a milestone voyage in the development of hydrogen transport logistics.

the telegraph

Australian plan to make hydrogen using coal and ship it to Japan comes under fire

Company behind venture plans to store carbon underground but experts say using diesel or gas would generate less carbon


Irena warns blue hydrogen investments could end up as stranded assets

There will be downsides to producing hydrogen from natural gas with CCS, not least because green hydrogen is likely to soon be cheaper, says Irena report


Le gouvernement allemand désavoue l’hydrogène bleu

Le nouveau gouvernement allemand a dévoilé la semaine dernière ses intentions de relever massivement ses ambitions dans le cadre de sa stratégie nationale en matière d’hydrogène. Un seul bémol : l’hydrogène issu de gaz fossiles, appelé l’hydrogène bleu, ne sera probablement pas inclus dans les programmes de subvention, et ce malgré les demandes de l’industrie pétrolière et gazière.


Japan’s new net-zero project will use more energy than it produces

The dream of a carbon-free fuel is driving an investment boom in hydrogen and ammonia projects. Japan, for example, has pledged to reduce its emissions in line with the Paris Agreement by 2050, and plans to generate 10% of its energy needs using hydrogen and ammonia by then.

el español

Así es el ‘e-fuel’, el combustible sostenible que utilizan dos de los coches españoles del Dakar

Los combustibles sintéticos se presentan como una alternativa limpia para la movilidad del futuro, pero su empleo a gran escala plantea algunas dudas.


Hydrogen power is gaining momentum, but critics say it’s neither efficient nor green enough

Pursuing green hydrogen as a fuel source is not the best solution for combatting climate change because it’s inefficient and is often created with carbon-emitting energy sources.

El Confidencial

Cuidado, no todo es ‘happy’ en el futuro del hidrógeno verde

Nace una coalición de expertos para velar por un futuro del hidrógeno basado en la ciencia y no en intereses particulares de empresas o gobiernos.


New cadre aims to ‘bring concrete evidence back into H2 debate, free from industry bias’

An independent expert group of scientists, academics and engineers has today launched a new advisory body — the Hydrogen Science Coalition (HSC) — that aims to bring “concrete evidence back into the hydrogen debate, free from industry bias”.

H2 View

‘World’s first’ hydrogen coalition launched with plans to support governments with integrating hydrogen technologies

The “world’s first” independent coalition on hydrogen’s role in the energy transition has been launched today (Dec 9). Dubbed the Hydrogen Science Coalition, the group is a voluntary coalition of experts and aims to provide recommendations for governments to integrate hydrogen technologies in the best way possible.

Sky News

The UK’s quest for net zero: Can carbon capture finally fulfil its promise?

Carbon capture storage offers a vital tool in the the road to net zero but current efforts are dwarfed by the size of the challenge and the UK is littered with pilot projects that fell by the wayside. Can the technology finally fulfil its promise?


‘Hydrogen for heating and road transport is not efficient and does not make economic sense’

A group of concerned scientists write an open letter to the UK government to warn of the inefficiencies and added expense of using H2 in sectors where electric alternatives are cheaper.

The Independent

Scientists ‘concerned’ over government plans for hydrogen home heating

Letter to prime minister says government should take a cautious approach to fossil-fuel based ‘blue hydrogen’, Daisy Dunne reports.

Financial Times

UK’s hydrogen energy push could be subsidised by taxpayer

UK taxpayers could subsidise the production of “low carbon” hydrogen to make it as cheap as natural gas, as ministers seek to persuade a range of sectors to switch away from fossil fuels.


Hydrogen isn’t a panacea for the carbon economy

On Tuesday, the U.K. outlined its plan for building a hydrogen economy, pledging to develop subsidy schemes that would incentivize $5 billion of investment into the industry by 2030. According to the government’s projections, the British domestic hydrogen industry could generate $18 billion of value added, create 100,000 new jobs and power 35% of the U.K.’s energy consumption by 2050.

The Telegraph

Billions to be funnelled into hydrogen subsidies as UK races to hit net zero

Billions of pounds of households’ money is to be funnelled into hydrogen production as Britain battles to create a market in the clean-burning gas.

China Daily

Fears raised over impact of blue hydrogen

A study by two major universities in the United States has claimed that the alternative fuel source that is widely expected to form a central part of the British government’s new hydrogen strategy, coming out later this year, is in fact more damaging to the environment than burning natural gas.

S&P Global Platts

New study questions climate sense of blue hydrogen in UK strategy

A scientific paper released Aug. 12 that said low-carbon hydrogen in heating was significantly worse for the environment than using natural gas poses a challenge for the UK’s forthcoming hydrogen strategy, expected to include support for both low-carbon and renewable production.

Wall Street Journal

Big Oil Companies Push Hydrogen as Green Alternative, but Obstacles Remain

Big oil companies have long touted hydrogen energy as a way to reduce carbon emissions. Now they are grappling with how to make that a reality.


Hydrogen: Gamechanger or Overhyped?

Governments across the globe have bet big on hydrogen, making it the “rockstar of the energy system” and a leading solution to decarbonize hard to abate sectors. But, with costs of low carbon and green hydrogen remaining high, huge infrastructure needs, and efficiency concerns, is the hype merited?

Reuters Events: tune into hour-long panel debate Hydrogen: Gamechanger or Overhyped?

The Times (UK)

Fossil fuel companies ‘misleading’ Boris Johnson on green hydrogen

Boris Johnson is being misled by Britain’s multibillion-pound fossil fuel lobby into backing climate change policies that risk unnecessarily pushing up energy bills and undermining carbon targets, leading scientists warn today.