Prof. Dr. Ramchandra Bhandari

Dr.-Ing.
Prof. Dr. Ramchandra Bhandari

Campus Deutz
Betzdorfer Straße 2
50679 Köln
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Campus Deutz, Betzdorfer Str. 2, Raum ZO4-24
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Funktionen

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Lehrgebiete

  • Renewable Energy Systems Renewable energy resources, Energy economics and markets, Rural electrification, Sustainability assessment of energy systems, Environmental life cycle assessment

Forschungsgebiete

  • Decentralized energy supply systems (renewable energy and rural electrification), Sustainability assessment of energy systems and environmental life cycle assessment
  • MOOC: Powering Agriculture – Sustainable Energy for Food (a massive open online course)
    Funding agency: German International Cooperation (GIZ); Duration: 09/2015-09/2016; Budget in Euro: 58,211.76
  • DFG Jordan: Researcher stay in the field of decentralized energy systems
    Funding agency: German Research Foundation (DFG); Duration: 07/2015-09/2015; Budget in Euro: 7,170.00
  • PAUWES - I: University cooperation with Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including Climate Change (Phase I)
    Funding agency: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); Duration: 07/2014-06/2016; Budget in Euro: 446,290.00
  • JOGIRES: Jordanian German University Cooperation to Improve Higher Education in Renewable Energy Studies
    Funding agency: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); Duration: 05/2016-11/2016; Budget in Euro: 34,602.00
  • PAUWES - II: University cooperation with Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including Climate Change (Phase II)
    Funding agency: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); Duration: 01/2017-08/2018; Budget in Euro: 178,922.00
  • BEFSec: Sustainable Production of Bioenergy and Soil Conditioners from Bio-residues in Pakistan for Energy and Food Supply Security
    Funding agency: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF); Duration: 09/2017-02/2019; Budget in Euro: 119,488.10
  • SEMALI: Risk Assessment and Reduction Strategies for Sustainable Urban Resource Supply in Sub-Saharan Africa - Focus on Sustainable Energy Supply in Mali
    Funding agency: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF); Duration: 09/2017-12/2019; Budget in Euro: 359,352.00
  • RARSUS (DAAD): Risk Assessment and Reduction Strategies for Sustainable Urban Resource Supply in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Funding agency: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); Duration: 01/2017-12/2019; Budget in Euro: 270,890.00
  • RARSUS (BMBF): Risk Assessment and Reduction Strategies for Sustainable Urban Resource Supply in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Funding agency: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF); Duration: 01/2017-12/2019; Budget in Euro: 357,604.80
  • Intersolar: Alumni Seminar during the Solar Trade Fair Intersolar Europe
    Funding agency: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); Duration: 11/2019-08/2020; Budget in Euro: 59,995.20
  • WESA: Water and Energy Security for Africa
    Funding agency: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF); Duration: 09/2016-06/2021; Budget in Euro: 620,771.32
  • :metabolon IIb: Environmental life cycle assessment of bio-waste to energy routes
    Funding agency: State of NRW through EU Funds (EFRE); Duration: 01/2018-12/2021; Budget in Euro: 269,242.03
  • ExiST: Sandwich PhD Programme with Ethiopia – Excellence in Science and technology (ExiST)
    Funding agency: Ministry of Education of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; Duration: 03/2018-02/2021; Budget in Euro: 45,071.20
  • DFG-TWAS: Researcher stay in the field of bioenergy from South Africa
    Funding agency: German Research Foundation (DFG); Duration: 09/2019-12/2021; Budget in Euro: 10,500.00
  • RETO-DOSSO: Researchers back to the secondary School - Renewable energy powered water-food-Economy nexus for the sustainable livelihood at Dosso Region in Niger - ITT Sub-project: Renewable energy for energy economy-hub (RETO-DOSSO)
    Funding agency: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF); Duration: 06/2020-06/2023; Budget in Euro: 7,924,435.25
  • ERASOL-MAB: Energy recovery and cleaner groundwater: techno-economic and environmental assessment of municipal solid waste management in the city of Bamako, Mali: TH Köln sub-project: Waste to energy
    Funding agency: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF); Duration: 05/2021-04/2024; Budget in Euro: 576,926.79
  • C-COOK-Mali (DAAD): Clean alternative solutions to the inefficient cooking-fuel used in Malian kitchens
    Funding agency:German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF); Duration: 01/2021-12/2024; Budget in Euro: 399,485.91
  • e-REET: Energizing higher education - renewable energy for economic transition in Nepal (e-REET)
    Funding agency: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); Duration: 01/2021-12/2024; Budget in Euro: 199,754.15
  • C-COOK-Mali (BMBF): Clean alternative solutions to the inefficient cooking-fuel used in Malian kitchens
    Funding agency:German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF); Duration: 04/2021-03/2025; Budget in Euro: 478,628.53
  • Scopus link
    Ramchandra Bhandari, Author ID
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  • Solar rack dryer for cocoon drying
    Joshi, C. B., Bhandari, R. and Amatya, R. K., Journal of the Institute of Engineering (Nepal), 3 (1): 43-49 (ISSN 1810-3383), 2003
  • Performance of solar drying systems: a case study of Nepal
    Joshi, C. B., Gewali, M. B. and Bhandari, R., Journal of the Institutions of Engineers (India), 85: 53-57 (ISSN 0970-9843), 2004
  • Renewable energy technologies in Nepal
    Gewali, M. B. and Bhandari, R., World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 2 (1): 92-106, 2005.
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  • Performance evaluation of hybrid solar/biomass cabinet dryer
    Gewali, M. B., Joshi, C. B. and Bhandari, R., European Journal of Scientific Research, 4 (1): 25-33, 2005
  • Evaluation of box type paddy dryers in South Sumatra, Indonesia
    Bhandari, R. and Gaese, H., Agricultural Engineering International: the CIGR ejournal X: manuscript FP 08 011, 2008
  • Grid parity analysis of solar photovoltaic systems in Germany using experience curves
    Bhandari, R. and Stadler, I., Solar Energy, 83 (9): 1634-1644, 2009
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  • Autonomous electricity supply for German households from solar photovoltaic systems
    Bhandari, R. and Stadler, I., International Energy Journal, 10 (3): 167-176, 2009
  • Electrification using solar photovoltaic systems in Nepal
    Bhandari, R. and Stadler, I., Applied Energy, 88 (2): 458-465, 2011
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  • Vergleichende Analyse der technisch-wirtschaftlichen Bedingungen von PV-Anlagen mit Süd- und Ost-West-Ausrichtung
    Waldmann, P. and Bhandari, R., Zeitschrift für Energiewirtschaft, 38: 27–36, 2014
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  • Life Cycle Assessment of Hydrogen Production via Electrolysis – A Review
    Bhandari, R., Trudewind, C. and Zapp, P., Journal of Cleaner Production, 85 (2014): 151-163, 2014
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  • Electrification using Micro-hydro Systems in Northern Afghanistan
    Bhandari, R., Richter, A., Möller, A. and Owsianowski, R.-p., J. Sustain. Dev. Energy Water Environ. Syst., 3 (1): 49-65, 2015
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  • Heat pumps in low voltage distribution grids by energy storage
    Kusch, W., Stadler, I. and Bhandari, R., International Energy and Sustainability Conference (IESC)
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  • Techno-economic study of PV powered brackish water reverse osmosis desalination plant in the Jordan Valley
    Alsarayreh, A., M. Majdalawi, and Bhandari, R., Int. J. of Thermal & Environmental Engineering, 14(1): p. 83-88, 2017
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  • Industrial process steam-consumption prediction through an Artificial Neural Networks (ANNS) approach
    Tilahun, F.B., Bhandari, R. and Mamo, M., International Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2: p. 72-81, 2017
  • Economically realizable solar process heat solutions in Ethiopian textile industry with demand derived from Artificial Neural Network data
    Tilahun, F.B., Bhandari, R. and Mamo, M., WSEAS Transactions on Power Systems. 12: p. 210-219, 2017
  • Using phase change materials (PCMs) to reduce energy consumption in buildings
    Bekkouche, I., Benmansour, A. and Bhandari, R., Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2018
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  • Riding through the experience curve for solar photovoltaics systems in Germany
    Bhandari, R., 7th International Energy and Sustainability Conference (IESC), 2018
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  • Autonomous electricity supply with hybrid renewable configuration in Ghana
    Bhandari, R., Gerstner, J., Belhassan, H., Götz, D. and Hausmann, H., 7th International Energy and Sustainability Conference (IESC), 2018
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  • Electricity as a cooking means in Nepal - A modelling tool approach
    Bhandari, R. and Pandit, S., Sustainability, 10(8), 2018
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  • Sustainability assessment of a micro hydropower plant in Nepal
    Bhandari, R., Saptalena, L.G. and Kusch, W., Sustainability and Society, 8(1): p. 3, 2018
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  • Critical review on life cycle assessment of conventional and innovative waste-to-energy technologies
    Mayer, F., Bhandari, R. and Gäth, S., Science of The Total Environment. 672: p. 708-721, 2019
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  • Supply optimization based on society's cost of electricity and a calibrated demand model for future renewable energy transition in Niger
    Tilahun, F.B., Bhandari, R., Mamo, M., Energy, Sustainability and Society, 9(1), 31, 2019
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  • Design optimization and control approach for a solar-augmented industrial heating
    Tilahun, F.B., Bhandari, R. and Mamo, M., Energy. 179: p. 186-198, 2019
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  • Techno-economic data for decentralised energy system sizing for rural areas in Benin. A case study of the village of Fouay
    Odou, O.D.T., Bhandari, R. and Adamou, R., Data in Brief, 26, 104501, 2019
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  • Environmental life cycle assessment of grid-integrated hybrid renewable energy systems in northern Nigeria
    Jumare, I. A., Bhandari, R. and Zerga, A., Sustainability, Volume 11, Issue 21, Article number 5889, 2019
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  • Energy supply with photovoltaics/wind hybrid system: A reliability assessment In northern Nigeria
    Jumare, I.A., Bhandari, R. and Zerga, A., Energy Proceedings, International Conference on Applied Energy, Aug 12-15, 2019, Västerås, Sweden, Paper ID: 482, 2019
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  • Needs for renewable energy in Niger’s electricity supply by 2030
    Bhandari, R., Sessa, V. and Adamou R., Energy Proceedings, International Conference on Applied Energy, Aug 12-15, 2019, Västerås, Sweden, Paper ID: 566, 2019
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  • Climate action in energy transition into road transport to ensure future mobility in Algeria
    Bekkouche, I., Bhandari, R., Benmansour, A. and Kumar, B., Energy Proceedings, International Conference on Applied Energy, Aug 12-15, 2019, Västerås, Sweden, Paper ID: 647, 2019
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  • Optimal design and techno-economic analysis of grid-connected PV power system for industry park under grid outages
    Azerefegn, T. M., Bhandari, R. and Ramayya, V., Energy Proceedings, International Conference on Applied Energy, Aug 12-15, 2019, Västerås, Sweden, Paper ID: 51, 2019
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  • Hybrid off-grid renewable power system for sustainable rural electrification in Benin
    Odou, O.D.T., Bhandari, R. and Adamou, R., Renewable Energy. 145: p. 1266-1279, 2020
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  • Optimal solar field and thermal storage sizing in hybrid solar biomass cogeneration plant
    Tilahun, F. B., Mamo, M., and Bhandari, R., IEEE PES/IAS Power Africa, 2020
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  • Evaluation of the energetic and environmental potential of the hydrothermal carbonization of biowaste: Modeling of the entire process chain
    Stobernack, N., Mayer, F., Malek, C. and Bhandari, R., Bioresource Technology, 318, 124038, 2020
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  • Determination and evaluation of the cooling load of a building made by different local material of construction
    Fati, A. O., Bhandari, R., Lewamy, M., S.M, K. Y. T., Souleymane, O., Adamou, R., Joseph, B. D., IRA-International Journal of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2455-4499); Vol 15, No 1, 2020
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  • Assessment of a decentralized grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) / wind / biogas hybrid power system in northern Nigeria
    Jumare, I. A., Bhandari, R. and Zerga, A., Energy, Sustainability and Society, 10(1), 30, 2020
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  • Economic and environmental life cycle assessment of organic waste treatment by means of incineration and biogasification. Is source segregation of biowaste justified in Germany?
    Mayer, F., Bhandari, R., Gäth, S. A., Himanshu, H. and Stobernack, N., Science of the Total Environment, 721, 137731, 2020
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  • Techno-economic analysis of grid-integrated PV/wind systems for electricity reliability enhancement in Ethiopian industrial park
    Azerefegn, T.M., Bhandari, R. and Ramayya, A.V., Sustainable Cities and Society. 53: p. 101915, 2020
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  • Future of renewable energy use in Pakistan in the context of agrifood-energy nexus
    Bhandari, R. and Kumar, B., Journal of the Institute of Engineering, 15(3), 49-56, 2020
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  • Life cycle greenhouse gas emission from wind farms in reference to turbine sizes and capacity factors
    Bhandari, R., Kumar, B. and Mayer, F., Journal of Cleaner Production, 277, 123385, 2020
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  • Rural electrification in Africa – A willingness to pay assessment in Niger
    Bhandari, R., Sessa, V. and Adamou, R., 2020, Renewable Energy, 161, 20-29, 2020
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  • Energy in agriculture in Brazil
    Bhandari, R. and Sessa, V., Revista Ciência Agronômica, v. 51, n. 5 - Agriculture 4.0, e20207784, 2020
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  • Design optimization of a hybrid solar-biomass plant to sustainably supply energy to industry: Methodology and case study
    Tilahun, F.B., Bhandari, R. and Mamo, M., Energy 220: 119736, 2021
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  • Sustainability assessment of electricity generation in Niger using a weighted multi-criteria decision approach
    Bhandari, R., Arce, B. E., Sessa, V. and Adamou, R., Sustainability 13(1): 385, 2021
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  • Multi-attribute assessment of a river electromobility concept in the Amazon region
    Zuloeta Bonilla, R., Bhandari, R. and Pérez Rodarte, A., Energy for Sustainable Development, 61, 139-152, 2021
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  • Life cycle assessment of prospective sewage sludge treatment paths in Germany
    Mayer, F., Bhandari, R., and Gäth, S. A., Journal of Environmental Management, 290: 112557, 2021
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  • Life cycle assessment on the treatment of organic waste streams by anaerobic digestion, hydrothermal carbonization and incineration
    Mayer, F., Bhandari, R., and Gäth, S. A., Waste Management, 130, 93-106, 2021
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  • Rural electrification pathways: An implementation of LEAP and GIS tools in Mali
    Sessa, V., Bhandari, R., and Ba, A., Energies, 14 (11), 2021
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  • Modeling, analysis and optimization of grid-integrated and islanded solar PV systems for the Ethiopian residential sector: Considering an emerging utility tariff plan for 2021 and beyond
    Mekonnen, T., Bhandari, R., and Ramayya, V., Energies, 14(11), 2021
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  • Hydrogen as energy carrier: Techno-economic assessment of decentralized hydrogen production in Germany
    Bhandari, R. and Shah, R. R., Renewable Energy, 177, 915-931, 2021
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  • Hydrothermal carbonization of biowaste as an alternative treatment path to current waste management practices in Germany
    Stobernack, N., Mayer, F., Malek, C., Bhandari, R., & Himanshu, H., Energy Conversion and Management, 244, 114433, 2021
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  • Economic Feasibility of Agrivoltaic Systems in Food-Energy Nexus Context: Modelling and a Case Study in Niger
    Neupane Bhandari, S., Schlüter, S., Kuckshinrichs, W., Schlör H., Adamou, R., and Bhandari, R., Agronomy, 11(10), 2021
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  • Impact of renewable energy micro-power plants on power grids over Africa
    Terfa, H., Baghli, L., and Bhandari, R., Energy, 238, 121702, 2022
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  • Cologne Institute for Renewable Energy (CIRE)
  • Institute :metabolon
  • Promotionskolleg NRW (PK-NRW)
  • Forschungspreis der TH Köln 2021
    Research prize of the TH Köln 2021
12/2021 - date Executive Director, ITT
08/2014 - date Vice Director, Cologne Institute for Renewable Energy (CIRE)
03/2013-date Professor for Renewable Energy Systems at TH Köln, Germany
04/2012-02/2013 Researcher at the Institute for Energy and Climate Research in Research Centre Jülich, Germany
10/2010-03/2012 Assistant Professor (Akademischer Mitarbeiter in Wiss. Dienst) ) at the Centre for Renewable Energy (ZEE), University of Freiburg, Germany
03/2010-11/2010 Renewable Energy Expert at GIZ (under the programme: Renewable Energy Supply for Rural Areas, GIZ-ESRA), Afghanistan
07/2010 PhD in Renewable Energy, Kassel University, Germany
02/2007-06/2007 Field researcher at the Community Development Department of South Sumatra Forest Fire Management Project (EU Project), South Sumatra, Indonesia
07/2007 MSc in Technology and Resources Management – Renewable Energy Management, Cologne University of Applied Sciences (CUAS), Germany
09-10/2004 Research fellow at the School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand
01/2003-05/2005 Project engineer (solar energy) at Research Center for Applied Science and Technology (RECAST), Kathmandu, Nepal
08/2002 BE (Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering), Tribhuvan University, Nepal

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