Ernst Worrell

Academic member


Ernst Worrell (Ph.D.) is professor Energy, Resources & Technological Change at Utrecht University (since 2008). From 2004 till 2010 he was Director Energy Use & Efficiency at Ecofys, an international sustainable energy consulting company. He was staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from 1998 till 2008, leading the industrial energy assessment research. He is an internationally recognized expert on industrial energy efficiency. His has over 20 years experience in research and evaluation projects in industrial energy and material efficiency improvement, as well as waste management and processing. He has worked with chemical, oil refining, pulp & paper, iron & steel, cement, glass, food, and many other industries around the globe. He advises policy programs, policy makers, multi-laterals, and corporate decision makers. He is co-author of 4 IPCC reports, including the 4th Assessment Report, for which the IPCC received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He is (co-) author of over 300 publications.

“Only systemic change can result in a sustainable industry.”

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