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The Emissionshändler.com core team

The Emissionshändler.com team consists of proven experts in EU emissions trading who have been covering all essential aspects of EU emissions trading since 2005 with a broad customer base in the field of municipal utilities, energy suppliers and industry.

Emissionshändler.com's specialists support and guide our clients in the development of all internal process and reporting structures to fulfil the regular reporting obligations, up to and including registry management and allowance trading itself, including the development of a purchasing and procurement strategy as well as portfolio management.

Each of our managers is a specialist in his or her field. Below we would like to introduce our core team as well as their closest associates. Other freelance advisors as well as the staff in the IT department, financial accounting and tax consultancy form the extended group of employees and are available to answer our clients' questions.


  • Matthias Brendel, since 2019 at Emissionshändler.com® as consultant
  • Function Managing Director from 2021 at Emissionshändler.com® and Head of BEHG Fuel Emissions Trading Act Division
  • 1981 - 2018 Production Manager, Operations Manager, Head of Quality/Environment/Energy European sugar group
  • 2005 - 2018 Head of Emissions Trading in the Group
  • Part-time activity as sworn auditor TEHG at GUTcert Berlin


  • Michael Kroehnert, May 2005 Founder Emissionshändler.com®
  • Function Managing Partner Emissionshändler.com®
  • 1998-2000 Head of Sales and Marketing, Germany's first independent power supplier, Ares Energie AG
  • 2001-2002 Head of Sales & Marketing DACH, software for energy trading, exchanges, public utilities
  • 2005 Foundation of Climate Company

Managing Director Polen

  • Malgorzata Nielepiec, since 2008 with Emissionshändler.com® as consultant
  • Function Managing Director CO2 Trading for Poland, Head of Trading-emisjami.pl
  • 2004-2007 Independent contractor for the distribution of technical products for GE General Electric in Poland
  • 2001-2003 Owner of general agency for large US life insurance company in Torun/Poland

Advisor TEHG EU Emissions Trading

  • Prof. Otfried Voigt, since 2006 at Emissionshändler.com® as consultant
  • Function Senior Consultant TEHG EU Emissions Trading
  • Consultant EU Emissions Trading at G+P GmbH
  • 2000-2005 Professorship for wind power in China
  • 1981 - 2000 Executive Director Power Plant Division Siemens/KWU

CO2 traders in the EU-ETS and nEHS

  • Nico Fip, with Emissionshändler.com® since 2019 as CO2 trader
  • Function Head of Emissions Trading
  • Working in the energy sector since 2010
  • Main areas of activity trading, portfolio management and pricing

Advisor TEHG/BEHG Emissions Trading

  • Thomas Frankenfeld, since 2020 at Emissionshändler.com® as consultant
  • Function Consultant for TEHG, EU emissions trading
  • 1990 - 2017 Plant manager of the Aarberg sugar factory and member of the executive board of Schweizer Zucker
  • 1980-1990 Industry consultant on sugar technologies and measurement techniques in Braunschweig, Germany

Business development TEHG / BEHG

  • Philipp Heilmann, responsible for TEHG, THG, BEHG at Emissionshändler.com® since 2022
  • Function Head of Business Development, Authorized representative
  • 2018- 2022 Department Director Private Banking DZ Bank
  • 2014 - 2022 DZ BANK Group - most recently Department Director Advisory Management DZ PRIVATBANK
  • 2011 - 2014 Landesbank Berlin -Dual Degree in Business Administration- Bachelor of Arts HWR Berlin

Web development, TYPO3, Shops

  • Heinrich Pegelow, responsible for IT systems, webshops at Emissionshändler.com® since 2010.
  • Function Head of Information Technology
  • 2010- 2015 freelancer in the IT department
  • 2005 Foundation of Oranto Web Development
  • 2000 - 2006 Studies in economics, diploma degree

Junior advisor BEHG Emissions trading

  • Julius Dochow, since 2021 at Emissionshändler.com® as consultant
  • Function Junior consultant for BEHG in the national emissions trading system nEHS
  • 2021 - 2022 Sales consultant at Climate Company in the voluntary emissions trading scheme
  • 2019 - 2021 Office Manager at MST Büroinnovation, Internal Sales Department

Secretariat Management

  • Agnieszka Barczewska, with Emissionshändler.com® / Climate Company® since 2021 Secretariat and Climate Documents Division
  • Function Secretariat Management
  • 2009-2014 Sales Emission Trading in Poland at Emissionshändler.com, Berlin
  • 2001-2008 Studies of European History, Bachelor/Master

Quality management / Voluntary emissions trading

  • Robert Nenninger, since 2021 at Emissionshändler.com® / Climate Company® in the area of voluntary emissions trading
  • Function Junior Consultant Quality Management / Sustainability
  • 2017 - 2021 Bachelor of Science Physics & Music (double major) at University Edinburgh
  • 2019 - 2020 Year abroad at Waseda University Tokyo