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Hannes Bluhm


M. Sc. Industrial Engineering and Management – Energy and Resource Management

How can digitalization be used sustainably for the energy transition? And what potential do innovative, technical solutions have at the interface between agriculture and the energy transition? These questions are central to the research work of industrial engineer Hannes Bluhm at the IÖW. He uses a broad set of economic and environmental science methods such as profitability and business model analyses and life cycle assessments. In the junior research group SteuerBoard Energie, he is currently working on his doctorate on the environmental impact of digitalization in the energy sector.


Main focus

  • Digitalization in the energy sector
  • Interaction between agriculture and the energy transition
  • Sustainability assessment of technologies


  • Since 03/2018: Researcher at the IÖW
  • 2014 – 2018: Consultant in the field of energy economics at TEAM CONSULT G.P.E. GmbH 
  • 02/2011 – 06/2011: Intern at the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in the Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency Program in Brazil


  • Since 2022: Doctoral study at Europa-Universität Flensburg, Germany
  • 2012 – 2014: Studies of Industrial Engineering and Management with focus on energy and resource management (Master’s degree) at the Technical University of Berlin
  • 2008 – 2012: Studies of Business Administration and Engineering with focus on environment and sustainability (Bachelor’s degree) at the University of Applied Sciences Berlin and Berlin School of Economics and Law
  • 2010, 2013: Semesters abroad in Brazil and Argentina

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