Our consulting team

Hand in hand for secure advancement

Our team thrives on a collegial corporate culture. Our consulting strategies are dynamic, constantly growing and adapting to current demands. We mutually animate our projects in an intensive exchange, with courageous ideas, trusting cooperation and strong reflection during all project steps. r2b consists of an interdisciplinary team, which is perfectly coordinated due to many years of cooperation and is familiar with all energy industry processes.

In addition, we enjoy working with partners from science, jurisprudence and companies. What unites us all is the common passion for sound energy advice and its impact on a company and on politics. We are neither afraid of new challenges nor of explosive topics. What we approach is not the first, but the best solution for your company. We accompany our clients flexibly and with foresight, going into depth in terms of content without losing sight of the big picture. In doing so, we rely on long-term and trustworthy advice. Our team – based in Cologne – consists of experts in energy markets, energy policy and quantitative methods with extensive experience in consulting, corporate practice and science, as well as analysts and a team assistant in the back office. Likewise, r2b offers exciting activities for students, also in the form of internships.

What sets us apart?

We don’t just advise – with our expertise, we also want to contribute to a better position in the energy industry with every project. This is a field for which we burn, in which we have grown to meet challenges and in which we have found our calling. In our eyes, supplying our society with energy has a lot in common with climbing a mountain, and not infrequently this becomes a tightrope walk in the entrepreneurial and political spheres.

Resources must be used effectively to reach the summit safely. Experienced companions are indispensable for many a climb.

This is exactly where we see our competence: to show you the right way, to define intermediate stages and, together with you, not to lose sight of the goal, no matter what challenges are waiting along the way.

This passion for applying complex scientific methods to practically relevant issues and offering innovative services steers our expertise from small projects to long-term studies to highly complex, mathematical models and tools for the energy market.


Cluster Decarbonisation in Industries


The CDI is a collaboration between industry, research, politics and administration, aiming to realize the vision of a greenhouse gas-neutral German industry through a nationwide network of partners.

VKU KommunalDigital


VKU represents the interests of the local public utility sector in Germany, which includes both supply and disposal services. Its platform “KommunalDigital” brings together municipal enterprises with startups, consulting firms, and product partners.

Current Research Projects

CO2Calc4Quartier is a collaborative project with the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU) and the Blockheizkraftwerks- Träger- und Betreibergesellschaft mbH Berlin, funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action.

Project Description: In district heating systems and neighborhood heating concepts, sector coupling technologies are increasingly being used, in particular heat pumps in addition to CHP plants. The same applies to heat and electricity storage systems. Likewise, in the neighborhood context, the effects of the greater spread of electromobility must be taken into account.

Different methodological approaches are currently in use for evaluating the CO2 emissions and primary energy consumption of individual technologies in heat supply concepts, although the evaluation of neighborhood concepts is only possible in a meaningful way by means of a consistent method. At present, however, such a method is not available to energy suppliers.

Therefore, in the planned R&D project, the following overall project goals are to be achieved and contents processed:

  • Development of planning and optimization methods for the evaluation of district heating concepts with regard to CO2 emissions, primary energy consumption and economic efficiency.
  • Comparison of the achieved results with those according to currently used methods.
  • Carrying out scenario studies and sensitivity analyses
  • Application of the developed methods to exemplary district heating concepts
  • Involvement of public utilities, district heating suppliers and associations
  • Development of planning tools and recommendations for action

Project Duration: May 1, 2021, to April 30, 2024.