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Dr. Timo Gerres

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Visiting Researcher
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Timo Gerres was born in Hamm (DE) in 1989. After obtaining his B.Sc. in Business Administration and Engineering at the Universität Paderborn (DE) in 2011, he gained first insights into the energy sector while working as a business analyst for the EuroDev Group (NL). He received his M.Sc. in Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis and Management from TU Delft (NL) in 2014. After working for 2.5 years as a project manager for the transmission system operator TenneT in Germany, he joined the Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica of Universidad Pontificia Comillas as a Research Assistant. In January 2022, he defended his PhD thesis, titled “Understanding the implications of industrial decarbonisation: a multidisciplinary approach towards the transition of the basic materials industry and its impact on our energy systems.” As a member of the Chair for Low Carbon Hydrogen Studies, his ongoing research and consultancy projects focus on the technical, economic and regulatory dimensions of the transition and especially its role in the decarbonisation of the emission-intensive basic materials sector.

Areas of interest:

Energy economics, industrial decarbonisation, hydrogen, renewable energy resources, energy sector regulation, environmental policy instruments

Journal Publications

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Conference Papers

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Invited Conferences and Seminars

  • Round table "Success cases and remaining challenges: views from the sectors" Conference «Capturing competitiveness: carbon removal, renewable energies, and feedstock efficiency for EIIs». EU Sustainable Energy Week - EUSEW23. RE4Industry project. Brussels (Belgium). Jun 2023.
  • Round table "The industrial plan of the Green Deal" Ciclo de Debates 2023 «Desafíos europeos del semestre español» . Europa en suma. Madrid (Spain). Jun 2023.
  • Conference "Carbon contract for differences their role in European industrial decarbonization. Session: The hydrogen economy" Climate finance and the hydrogen economy 2023. Universidad Pontificia Comillas; y AM Fresh Group. Madrid (Spain). May 2023.
  • Seminar "Beyond hydrogen: what is needed for a Paris-aligned transition of the heavy industry". Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Feb 2023.
  • Conference "EU policy: past, present and future product design" Climate Friendly Materials (CFM) Platform Workshop: Towards High-Quality Material Recycling. . Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlín). Berlin (Germany). Dec 2022.
  • Conference "Carbon Contracts for Difference (CCfD) and product carbon requirements" Mistra Carbon Exit Webinar. MISTRA. Online. Mar 2021.
  • Conference "Phasing out emission intensive basic materials: product carbon requirements as a building block for a European industrial policy" International Winter School 2020 «Impact Assessment of European Climate Policy». Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg. Freiberg (Germany). Feb 2020.
  • Round table "What about stuff? Policy frameworks to decarbonize the materials industry" Conferencia de las Partes (COP25Madrid). Fundación Imagen de Chile. Madrid (Spain). Dec 2019.
  • Presentation "The role of CAUC technologies in the Spanish trategy for reducing emissions by 2050" Asamblea General 2019. Plataforma Tecnológica Española del CO2. Madrid (Spain). Nov 2019.
  • Conference "The role of the industry in the decarbonization process" Jornada Técnica IIT-AEGE. Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica. Universidad Pontificia Comillas; y Asociación de Empresas con Gran Consumo Energético (AEGE). Madrid (Spain). Sep 2019.
  • Conference "The role of nuclear power plants in electricity systems with high RES share" 14th Workshop on Industrial Systems and Energy Technologies - JOSITE'2019. Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). May 2019.
  • Conference "A review of cross-sector decarbonisation potentials in the European energy intensive industry" 13th Workshop on Industrial Systems and Energy Technologies - JOSITE'2018. Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). May 2018.
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Organization of Scientific Meetings

  • Organization of "Potential and challenges of carbon capture. Its role in decarbonization.". Cátedra BP de Energía y Sostenibilidad y Cátedra de Estudios sobre el Hidrogeno (Universidad Pontificia Comillas); y Club Español de la Energía. Madrid (Spain). Oct 2022.
  • Organization of "Climate Friendly Materials Platform: Supporting transition in Central and Sourthern Europe". Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jan 2019.
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Technical Reports

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External Training Courses

  • Introduction to industrial sectors, in Decarbonising Industry: Technology, Policy, and Societal Readiness. Radboud Summer School, Nijmegen (Netherlands). Jul 2022.
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External Relevant Positions

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the 18th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems University of Zagreb; University of Lisbon. Dubrovnik (Croatia). Sep 2023.
  • Member of the Advisory Group of WG 2 on Low-carbon standards United Nations Industrial Development Organization. Online. Jan 2022 - Today.
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Media and research dissemination

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