Bothe David

B2B Forum

Session 8: Deep dive on Hydrogen in Buildings

Director, Frontier economics

Dr David Bothe is a Director in Frontier’s Cologne office as an economic consultant with a strong focus on the energy sector. He has wide experience in the fields of energy markets (particularly electricity and natural gas) and quantitative market analysis and has advised a range of corporate clients in the energy industry (suppliers, traders and network companies) as well as regulatory and governmental authorities. In recent years, he has focused on the restructuring of our energy system – including how the implementation of climate targets can change the fundamental economics of our energy supply or how the so-called “Energiewende” can be transferred to the transport and heating sectors within the framework of sector coupling. In this context, he recently led various projects on possible technology options for decarbonising the transport sector, including the use of hydrogen and CO2-neutral fuels, i.e. for the Forschungsvereinigung Verbrennungskraftmaschinen (FVV), the Federal Ministry of Economics, various associations of the automotive and mineral oil industries, research institutions such as Agora Energie-/Verkehrswende and numerous companies in the mobility industry. He is a member of the scientific advisory board for alternative fuels of the VDI International Engine Congress. Most recently, David Bothe supported a client in connection with a feasibility study on aviation fuels in Bavaria. David joined Frontier in 2009. Prior to that, he worked as a researcher and consultant at the Institute of Energy Economics (EWI) in Cologne where he headed the institute’s gas practice. In his work he focussed on the development of optimization models and energy market analysis, advising numerous national and international clients on the natural gas market. Prior to this position he worked internationally as consultant for governmental and non-governmental organisations in Reykjavík and Cologne. David lectured on energy and environmental economics and holds a PhD in Economics from Cologne University.