Max Schönfisch, M.Sc.

Senior Research Consultant & Head of Hydrogen Research

Max Schönfisch, M.Sc.

Senior Research Consultant & Head of Hydrogen Research

Max Schönfisch has been working at EWI since 2016, first as a Research Associate and since 2021 as a Senior Research Consultant & Head of Hydrogen Research. His responsibilities include acquiring, planning, and leading applied research and consulting projects. His work focuses on the analysis of the nascent markets for low-carbon hydrogen and hydrogen-based energy carriers, their potential role in decarbonising the energy system and the associated strategic implications. In addition to companies in the energy sector he previously advised, among others, the British Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC). In 2018 and 2019, he was seconded to the International Energy Agency (IEA)’s Directorate of Energy Markets and Security as a consultant. His research focuses on the potential role of hydrogen in global energy markets. Before joining EWI, Max Schönfisch studied Governance and Public Policy at the University of Passau (Germany) as well as Energy Economics at the University of Dundee (United Kingdom).

Studies

On behalf of: Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Energiewirtschaftlichen Instituts an der Universität zu Köln e. V.
On behalf of: International Energy Agency (IEA)
On behalf of: International Energy Agency (IEA)

Articles

Published in: Applied Energy, Vol. 302, 15 November 2021, 117481.
Published in: et – Energiewirtschaftliche Tagesfragen, Vol. 70 (5), 2020, pp. 21-23.
Published in: et – Energiwirtschaftliche Tagesfragen, Vol. 69 (12), 2019, pp. 65-66.
Published in: et – Energiewirtschaftliche Tagesfragen, Vol. 69 (4), 2019, pp. 45-46.
Published in: et – Energiewirtschaftliche Tagesfragen, Vol. 69 (3), 2019, pp. 33-36.
Published in: et – Energiewirtschaftliche Tagesfragen, Vol. 67 (6), pp. 34-38.

Consulting Projects

Framework contract for energy policy consulting services
Entwicklung der Kohleverstromung in Europa
E-Mobility: Infrastruktur an der Schnittstelle von Automobil- und Energiewirtschaft
Szenarienentwicklung und Modellierung des europäischen Stromsektors
Energieszenarien für ein Energieversorgungsunternehmen
Das ökonomische Potenzial eines Power2Heat-Speichers im Industriesektor
Developments on UK electricity markets
Impacts of further Single Electricity Market reform and integration on Great Britain and the European Union

Research Projects

VISE: Development of digital business cases for decentral energy supply – (regional) virtual power plants