Jochen Bard

Director of Energy Process Technology Division, Fraunhofer IEE

Jochen Bard has been the Director of Energy Process Technology Division at the Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology, IEE since 2014. The division links the areas of energy conversion processes and control engineering, covering renewable energy technologies, energy storage systems technology, power to gas and bioenergy systems. Jochen has authored key papers on hydrogen, such as Green hydrogen or green electricity for building heating?.

From 2006-2007 he worked as research analyst for 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).

Area of hydrogen expertise: Domestic heating, blending hydrogen with natural gas.


Jochen Bard in the media

The Globe and Mail

Opinion: Dreams of Canada-EU hydrogen trade are a sinking ship

Plans to trade Canadian hydrogen with Germany are riddled with hurdles – but it’s not too late for Canada to instead decarbonise its existing hydrogen industry as an achievable priority, write Paul Martin and Jochen Bard.


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”.


‘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.