Franz Lehner has a broad background in sustainable energy and works largely on hydrogen, fuel cells and questions around the integration of variable renewable energies. He has experience conducting techno-economic modelling, mapping and assessing academic and industrial research in novel energy technologies, market studies and supply chain analysis. Franz has a broad network in the fuel cell and hydrogen sector. He is the project manager of E4tech’s annual Fuel Cell Industry Review and he is very experienced in acquiring primary data through interviews with industry executives and leading academics. He has also conducted a number of projects in energy efficiency, demand-side management, solar energy and sustainable buildings.
Before joining E4tech, Franz worked as a project manager for module development with crystalsol, an Estonian-Austrian start-up commercialising a novel type of solar cells. He has an MSc in Materials and Processes for Sustainable Energetics from Tallinn University of Technology and University of Tartu, Estonia, and a BSc in Eco-Energy-Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. Franz speaks English, German, and some French.