Svante August Arrhenius
(* February, 19 1859 at Vik near Uppsala; † October, 2 1927 in Stockholm) was a Swedish physicist and chemist.
He was a multi-talented scientist who conducted research on different topics such as physical chemistry, geophysics, physiology and cosmology. His most outstanding achievement is the explanation of the conductivities of electrolytes, for which he received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1903.
Arrhenius also worked on athmospherical and meterological topics like polar lights, thunderstorms and climate variations. As early as 1895, he was first to recognize the relevance of carbon dioxide for the global climate.
In 2005, arrhenius consult gmbh was founded by Dr. Helmuth-M. Groscurth and Dr. Sven Bode as a consulting firm for energy and climate policy issues.
Since 2018 ist Dr. Groscurth is the sole shareholder of arrhenius consult. However, the cooperation with Dr. Bode on energy economic topics is continued as before.
Dr. Groscurth has studied physics at the University of Wurzburg, Germany, and the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany. He completed a Ph.D. thesis on energy optimization models. In the following he worked at research institutes in engineering and economics.
Between 1999 and 2003 Dr. Groscurth was head of the department "Energy Concept Future" of the former "Hamburgische Electricitäts-Werke AG" (HEW, today Vattenfall). Among his duties were the exploitation of new business areas in environmental and climate protection, the support of renewable energies and emissions trading. In addition, he has helped to build the "Renewable Energy Certificate System" (RECS).
Apart from the direct, mostly non-public consulting business for enterprises and institutions, arrhenius consult has participated in a number of public or semi-public research projects under the name of "arrhenius Institute for Energy and Climate Policy", the results of which were made publicly available.
As of 2018, the company concentrates its activities on consulting projects exclusively.
Publications from earlier years are still made available under the menu item "Downloads".