Matthias Spöttle

Urban Energy

Location: Berlin, Germany

Matthias Spoettle (Dipl.-Pol.) has nine years of experience in international project development and project management, six thereof as project leader of international teams. After graduating with a diploma in Political Science and Islamic Studies in 2006 he gained in-depth experience in international development cooperation, working for several international consultancies before he started to work as a freelancer within the field of sustainability and renewable energy.

Within Ecofys, Matthias is dealing with sustainable sourcing of biomass for energy and material use, thereby assessing direct and indirect effects. Matthias has in-depth knowledge on ILUC and ILUC mitigation. He was task leader for the testing the ILUC mitigation option for rapeseed yield increase in the EU. Matthias was a responsible author of the potential assessment of waste and residues for bioenergy purposes in the EU conducted for the German, Dutch and Danish Government. He was leading a project for the European Commission on maximising the yield of biomass residues for agricultural crops and forests focussing on the EU, Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.

Furthermore, Matthias is working on decarbonising the transport sector, with a special focus on biofuels and e-mobility, and including alternative aviation fuels. For the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Matthias was steering a project on developing options for harmonisation of international sustainability standards as well as on design options for bio jet fuel reporting and accounting. Matthias was also managing a follow-up project on a roadmap for a meta-standard for alternative aviation fuels at ICAO level which is published in July 2016. He is a member of the stakeholder group of the Core-JetFuel project, where he contributed to the final report with an assessment of policy instruments for bio jet fuel uptake.

As a private pilot of gliders and ultralight aircrafts, Matthias is very dedicated to work on sustainable aviation.