Overview The Balder beamline is dedicated to X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and X-ray emission spectroscopy (XES) in medium and hard X-ray energy range, 2.4-40 keV (at present 4-40 keV). The high brilliance from the 3 GeV storage ring in combination with the beamline design will allow for time-resolved measurements down to sub-second time resolution to