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Dr.-Ing. Bert Droste-Franke, Dipl.-Phys.
Head of Department "Energy"

Dr.-Ing. Bert Droste-Franke, Dipl.-Phys.

Dr.-Ing. Bert Droste-Franke, Dipl.-Phys.

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Professional Career 

  • Since 2015: Head of Department “Energy”
  • Since 2006: Member of scientific staff of the EA European Academy GmbH
  • 1996–2006: Scholarship and Researcher at the department Technology Assessment and Environment at the Institute of Energy Economics and the Rational Use of Energy (IER), Universität of Stuttgart


  • 2004: Doctorate (grade: Dr.-Ing.) (doctoral degree in engineering science), doctoral thesis on quantification of environmental damages as contribution to environmental accounting
  • 3/1995–6/1996: External diploma thesis at the atmospheric physics division of the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg
  • 1990–1996: Studies in physics with second subject economics at the Universities of Göttingen and Heidelberg, diploma (physics) 1996



  • Doetsch, C., Droste-Franke, B., Mulder, G., Scholz, Y., Perrin, M. (eds.) 2015 Electric Energy Storage – Future Energy Storage Demand, final report to International Energy Agency (IEA), ECES26, Paris

    Co-author of the following chapters:
    Cebulla F., Y. Scholz, B. Droste-Franke, Survey of different methods to estimate the demand of energy storage
    Droste-Franke, B., Assessment  and  comparison  of  technical  and  economical  general conditions
    Droste-Franke, B., Overview of estimations on future energy storage demand
    Droste-Franke, B.; C. Doetsch,  Overview of the economic framework for energy storage
    Droste-Franke, B., P. Wrobel, Overview about technical key figures of different countries
    Scholz, Y., H. C. Gils, Bert Droste-Franke, Alternative technologies for grid balancing
  • Droste-Franke, B; M. Carrier, M. Kaiser, M. Schreurs, C. Weber, T. Ziesemer. 2015. Improving Energy Decisions. Towards Better Scientific Policy Advice for a Safe and Secure Future Energy System, EA Book Series "Ethics of Science and Technology Assessment", Volume 42, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg/New York
  • Droste-Franke, B.; B. P. Paal; C. Rehtanz; D. U. Sauer; J.-P. Schneider; M. Schreurs; T. Ziesemer. 2012. Balancing Renewable Electricity. Energy Storage, Demand Side Management and Network Extension from an Interdisciplinary Perspective. EA Book Series "Ethics of Science and Technology Assessment", Volume 40, Springer-Verlag, Berlin
  • Droste-Franke, B.; H. Berg; A. Kötter; J. Krüger; K. Mause; J.-C. Pielow; I. Romey; T. Ziesemer. 2009. Brennstoffzellen und Virtuelle Kraftwerke. Energie-, umwelt- und technologiepolitische Aspekte einer effizienten Hausenergieversorgung. EA Book Series "Ethics of Science and Technology Assessment", Volume 36, Springer-Verlag, Berlin    
  • Fahl, U.; P. Bickel; M. Blesl; B. Droste-Franke; I. Ellersdorfer; T. Rehrl; U. Remme; U. Rout; A. Voß. 2004. Entwicklung und Anwendung eines Integrated Assessment Modellinstrumentariums für die Analyse nachhaltiger Entwicklungen der Energieversorgung in Deutschland. Institut für Energiewirtschaft und Rationelle Energieanwendung (IER), Schlussbericht, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Arbeit (BMWA), Bonn, http://elib.uni-stuttgart.de/opus/volltexte/2004/1740/, OPUS Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart
  • Golub, A.; D. Dudek; B. Droste-Franke; M. Ksenofontov; E. Strukova; R. Friedrich; A. Markandya. 2003. Economic Growth, Fuel Mix and Air Quality in Russia. Environmental Defense, Environmental Defense Report, Moscow – Washington – New York, http://www.edf.org/documents/2878_fuel-mix_05_view.pdf
  • Droste-Franke, B.; T. Heck; W. Krewitt; D. Malthan; P. Mayerhofer; F. Pattermann; A. Trukenmüller; R. Ungermann; R. Friedrich. 1999. EcoSense Brazil/Latin America Version 1.0, Users Manual, http://elib.uni-stuttgart.de/opus/volltexte/2001/915, OPUS Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart

Articles, Book contributions (Selection)

  • Droste-Franke, B., 2015: Using the Systems Web Approach to gain improved transparency and quality in complex system studies as basis for better-informed risk governance – lessons learned from energy system analyses. Special Issue Risk Governance and Risk Communication, International Journal of Performability Engineering (IJPE)
  • Droste-Franke, B., 2015: Better Interpreting Studies and Improving Scientific Policy Advice for Decisions on Energy System Investments. Proceedings of Global Cleaner Production & Sustainable Consumption Conference (GCPC) 2015
  • Droste-Franke, B., 2015: Energiespeicher und alternative Energieausgleichsoptionen aus diversen systemischen Perspektiven. Technikfolgenabschätzung, Theorie und Praxis (TATuP), 03/15, ITAS KIT, Karlsruhe
  • Droste-Franke, B., 2015: Improving Scientific Policy Advice with Respect to Responsible Innovation of Energy Systems. In: Scherz, C., Michalek, T., Hennen, L., Hebáková, L., Hahn, J., Seitz, S. B. (eds.): The Next Horizon of Technology Assessment. Proceedings of PACITA Berlin Conference, 25.–27.2.2015, Berlin
  • Droste-Franke, B. 2015. Review of the Need for Storage Capacity Depending on the Share of Renewable Energies. In: Moseley P., Garche J., Electrochemical Energy Storage for Renewable Sources and Grid Balancing, Elsevier, 61–86
  • Droste-Franke, B.; G. Kamp. 2013. Energie, in: A. Grunwald (Ed.): Handbuch Technikethik, J. B. Metzler, Stuttgart, 269–274
  • Droste-Franke, B.; C.F. Gethmann. 2013. Technischer Fortschritt und Ethik – Ethische Aspekte technischer Sicherheit beim Einsatz von Nanomaterialien, In: Unikate 43/2013 (NanoEnergie – Materialentwicklung für eine nachhaltige Energieversorgung), Essen, 100–108
  • Droste-Franke, Bert; Jörg Krüger; Stephan Lingner; Thomas H. W. Ziesemer. 2013. Explaining the Lack of Dynamics in the Diffusion of Small Stationary Fuel Cells. In: I. Hakan Yetkiner, M. Teoman Pamukcu, Erkan Erdil (eds.) Industrial Dynamics, Innovation Policy, and Economic Growth through Technological Advancements. Hershey (USA), 259–277
  • Droste-Franke, B. 2012. Energiespeicher und konkurrierende Optionen. In: e21.magazin, Volume 3 (7/2012), 46–49
  • Droste-Franke, B. 2012. Systemanalytische Elemente in der Projektgruppe der Europäischen Akademie zur Untersuchung von Ausgleichsstrategien für die Integration erneuerbarer Energien in die Stromversorgung. In: Decker, M.; A. Grunwald; M. Knapp (eds.): Der Systemblick auf Innovation – Technikfolgenabschätzung in der Technikgestaltung. Reihe „Gesellschaft-Technik-Umwelt“, Edition Sigma-Verlag, Berlin
  • Droste-Franke, B.; B. P. Paal; C, Rehtanz; D. U. Sauer; J.-P. Schneider; M. Schreurs; T. Ziesemer. 2011. Balancing Renewable Electricity. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Energy Storage, Smart Grids, E-Mobility and Network Extension. Advance Publication of Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations of the Correspondent Study of the Europäische GmbH, http://www.ea-aw.de/fileadmin/downloads/Projektgruppen/Balancing_Renewable_Electricity_excerpt.pdf, Europäische Akademie, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler
  • Droste-Franke, B. 2010. Herausforderungen bei der umweltseitigen Beurteilung des Einsatzes von Nanotechnologien im Energiebereich (challenges of the environmental evaluation of deploying nano-technologies in the energy sector). Newsletter “Nano-Energie”, Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen
  • Droste-Franke, B. 2009. Fuel Cell Heating Plants – Contributing to Future Viability of Energy Systems. Proceedings of 10th IAEE European Conference, 7–10 September 2009, http://www.aaee.at/2009-IAEE/details.php, Vienna
  • Droste-Franke, B. 2009. Stationary Fuel Cells in Virtual Power Plants as Support for Fluctuating Regenerative Energy Supply. Proceedings: 3. Internationale Konferenz zur Speicherung Erneuerbarer Energien IRES 2008, 24.–25. November 2008, Berlin
  • Droste-Franke, B. 2007. Innovationsbarrieren und Umsetzungsstrategien für Brennstoffzellen und virtuelle Kraftwerke, energie | wasser-praxis 12/2007 – DVGW Jahresrevue
  • Droste-Franke, B.; W. Krewitt; R. Friedrich; A. Trukenmüller. 2005.  Attribution of air damages to countries and economic sectors of origin. In: A. Markandya und M. Tamborra, Green accounting in Europe: A comparative study. Volume 2, Kluwer Academics Publishers, Dortrecht, 226 – 292
  • Droste-Franke, B.; W. Krewitt; R. Friedrich; A. Trukenmüller; M. Tamborra; G. Crapanzano, M. Pavan, P. Watkiss, M. Holland, K. King; A. Markandya; I. Milborrow; A. Hunt; O. Kuik; K. Dorland; F.A. Spaninks; J.F.M. Helming. 2005. Estimates of damage costs from air pollution to human health, crops and materials. In: A. Markandya und M. Tamborra, Green accounting in Europe: A comparative study. Volume 2, Kluwer Academics Publishers, Dortrecht, 113 – 225
  • Droste-Franke, B.; W. Krewitt; R. Friedrich; A. Trukenmüller. 2005. The methodology for the estimation of impacts and damage costs caused by ambient air pollution. In: A. Markandya und M. Tamborra, Green accounting in Europe: A comparative study. Volume 2, Kluwer Academics Publishers, Dortrecht, 87 – 92
  • De Montis, A.; P. De Toro; B. Droste-Franke; I. Omann; S. Stagl. 2005. Assessing the quality of different MCDA methods. In: M. Getzner, C. Spash und S. Stagl (eds.), Alternatives for Environmental Valuation, Routledge, London, 99 –  133
  • Droste-Franke, B.; T.M. Bachmann; S. Schmid; R. Friedrich. 2003. Air Pollution/Dispersion of Toxic Substances/Urban Environmental Problems. In: European Commission, An applied integrated environmental impact assessment framework for the European Union (GREENSENSE), Final Report, European Commission DG Research, Energy Environment and Sustainable Development Programme, 5th Framework Programme, Brussels
  • De Montis, A.; P. De Toro; B. Droste-Franke; I. Omann; S. Stagl. 2003. Sustainable development and evaluation; a framework for quality assessment of MCDA methods. Revista interdisciplinar de gestion ambiental 5, 51, 18–27
  • Friedrich, R.; B. Droste-Franke. 2001. The assessment of human health impacts caused by air pollution in Europe with the Impact Pathway Approach. Workshop of the UN/ECE network of experts on benefits and economic instruments, London, 19–20 February
  • De Montis, A.; P. De Toro; B. Droste-Franke; I. Omann; S. Stagl. 2000. MCDA and sustainable development – a comparison of methods. Paper presented at the World Meeting, Man and City. Towards a Human and Sustainable Development, Naples, 6 – 8 September
  • De Montis, A.; P. De Toro; B. Droste-Franke; I. Omann; S. Stagl. 2000. Criteria for quality assessment of MCDA methods. Paper presented at the 3rd Biennal Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics, Vienna, 3 – 6 May
  • Anshelm, F.; T. Gauger; R. Köble; P. Mayerhofer; B. Droste-Franke. 2000. Mapping actual corrosion rates and exceedances of acceptable corrosion rates – procedure and results. Mapping Air Pollution Effects on Materials Including Stock at Risk – Proceedings of a UN-ECE Workshop, Stockholm, 14th–16th of June, 27 – 40
  • Mayerhofer, P.; B. Droste-Franke; W. Krewitt; T. Heck; R. Friedrich. 1999. Assessment of Material Damage Costs Caused by Air Pollution – A Case Study for Germany. Paper presented at the UN/ECE Workshop on Quantification of Effects of Air Pollutants on Materials, Umweltbundesamt, Berlin, 25–27 May 1998
  • Friedrich, R.; B. Droste-Franke; W. Krewitt. 1999. The Impact Pathway Approach as Methodology for the Impact Assessment in a Green Accounting Framework. In: EU RTD, From research to implementation: policy-driven methods for evaluating macro-economic environmental performance. Human Dimensions of Environmental Change. DG Research, Report Series 1999/1. EUR 18845, Luxembourg
  • Schneider, J.; F. Arnold; V. Bürger; B. Droste-Franke; F. Grimm; M. Klemm; T. Stilp; K.-H. Wohlfrom; P. Siegmund; P. F. J. v. Velthoven. 1998. Nitric Acid (HNO3) in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere at midlatitudes: New results from aircraft-based mass spectrometric measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research Vol. 103, No. D19, 25337–25343
  • Tremmel, H. G.; H. Schlager; P. Konopka; P. Schulte; F. Arnold; M. Klemm; B. Droste-Franke. 1998. Observations and model calculations of jet aircraft exhaust products at cruise altitude and inferred initial OH emissions. Journal of Geophysical Research 103, 10803–10816
  • Arnold, F.; V. Bürger; B. Droste-Franke; F. Grimm; A. Krieger; J. Schneider; T. Stilp. 1997. Acetone in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere: Impact on trace gases and aerosols. Geophysical Research Letters Vol. 24, No. 23, 3017–3020

Research reports, Handbooks (Selection)

  • Rabl, A.; J. Spadaro; P. Bickel; R. Friedrich; B. Droste-Franke; P. Preiss; L. Int Panis; D. Diakoulaki; A. Markandya; A. Hunt; M. Scasny; J. Melichar; M. Havranek; V. Maca; H. Foltynova; R. Dones; T. Heck; C. Bauer; S. Hirschberg; M. Kudelko. 2005. Externalities of Energy: Extension of accounting framework and Policy Applications (ExternE-Pol), European Commission, Contract ENG1-CT2002-00609, Final Technical Report, Brussels
  • Droste-Franke, B.; R. Friedrich. 2004. Ukraine Energy Sector Review: Environmental Issues, Model Air Quality Impacts of Alternative Energy Scenarios – The EcoSense Ukraine Version, TTI/IER University of Stuttgart, Final Report for the project Ukraine Energy Review funded by the World Bank Group Washington, Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart
  • Anshelm, F.; B. Droste-Franke; R. Friedrich; T. Gauger; T. Reichert; H. Schuster. 2003. Kartierung von Materialschäden in Deutschland, Endbericht (FKZ 201 43 205), Umweltbundesamt, Berlin
  • Droste-Franke, B.; T. Heck; A. Trukenmüller; P. Bickel; R. Friedrich. 2002. Impact Assessment from Air Pollution in Russia – The EcoSense Russia Version. TTI/IER Universität Stuttgart, Final Report for the project Macro Level Estimates of Environmental Damages in Russia funded by the World Bank Group, Washington
  • Link, H.; L. H. Stewart; C. Doll; P. Bickel; S. Schmid; R. Friedrich; R. Krüger; B. Droste-Franke; W. Krewitt. 2001. The Pilot Accounts for Germany – UNITE (UNIfication of accounts and marginal costs for Transport Efficiency). Working Funded by 5th Framework RTD Programme. ITS, University of Leeds, Leeds, http://www.its.leeds.ac.uk/projects/unite/downloads/D5_Annex1.pdf
  • Fang, M; P.-S. Lau; H.-L. Wong; A. Tam; K.-L. To; W. Krewitt; T. Heck; B. Droste-Franke. 2001, Study of Acid Rain in Hong Kong, Final Report submitted for the Provision of Service to the Environmental Protection Department, HKSAR, Institute for Environment and Sustainable Development, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  • Schmid, S.; B. Droste-Franke; T. Heck; W. Krewitt; D. Malthan; P. Mayerhofer; F. Pattermann; A. Trukenmüller; R. Ungermann. 1999. EcoSense – Transport, Version 3.03 T, User's Manual. Institut für Energiewirtschaft und Rationelle Energieanwendung, Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart
  • Krewitt, W.; T. Heck; B. Droste-Franke; A. Trukenmüller; R. Friedrich. 1999. Implementation of the EcoSense model in Brazil/Latin America. IAEA Contractual Service, Final Report, Agreement No. 98CL9254
  • Anshelm, F.; T. Gauger; R. Köble; P. Mayerhofer; B. Droste-Franke; R. Friedrich. 1998. Kartierung von Toleranzwerten der Wirkung von Luftverunreinigungen auf Materialien in Deutschland, Text- und Kartenband, Endbericht (FKZ 108 07 034), Umweltbundesamt, Berlin
  • Markandya, A.; I. Milborrow; A. Hunt; B. Droste-Franke; W. Krewitt; R. Friedrich; A. Trukenmüller; M. Pavan; G. Crapanzano; M. Tamborra; L. de Furia; K. Dorland; O. Kuik; F. Spaninks; M. Holland; P. Watkiss; M. Hornung; D. Howard; U. Triebswetter; F. Hurley; P. Donnan; J. Helming. 1998. Green Accounting Research Project II (GARP II). European Commission, DGXII, Science, Research, and Development, Contract ENV4-CT96-0285, Final Report, Brussels


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