Dr. Wolfgang Urban
Dr. Wolfgang Urban was a Senior Analyst at Ecologic Institute from November 2010 until May 2014. He served as an expert in renewable energy sources, energy efficiency, and climate change, and he concentrated on the promotion of bioenergy, particularly their system and market integration in the energy sector as well as technologies of energy efficiency. Dr. Wolfgang Urban worked as an advisor to the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in Berlin. He assisted with developing funding instruments and the legal framework for bioenergy and cogeneration in the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) and others. Dr. Wolfgang Urban works in German and English.
He specialized in questions regarding the integration of bioenergy into the energy market, particularly the availability of system services and increasing the flexibility of biomass fired power plants. He remains a respected expert in the fields of energy production from biomass and biomass conversion technologies and is familiar with technical, economic, and ecologic issues throughout the entire value chain. Dr. Wolfgang Urban complemented Ecologic Institute's team with his broad technical knowledge and his diverse experience in renewable energy systems.
Before he came to Ecologic Institute, Dr. Wolfgang Urban worked from 2002 until 2010 for Fraunhofer UMSICHT in Oberhausen (Germany). Dr. Wolfgang Urban has many years of experience in project management and has also published and lectured widely.
Dr. Wolfgang Urban studied energy technology in Zittau, Leipzig, Munich (Germany), and Glasgow (United Kingdom) and received his doctor's degree in engineering sciences from Dresden University of Technology (Germany) in 2011 for his thesis on "Reaction engineering investigations of catalytic conversion of landfill gas pollutants".