Energy is produced, consumed, and has an effect on the environment - all of these phases are researched at the Energy and Environment division, with the ultimate goal of promoting development towards a sustainable energy supply system. Energy research at PSI focuses on processes that can be used in sustainable and safe technologies for an energy supply that is as CO2-free as possible with a focus on renewable energies and low-emission energy conversion. The composition of 150 researchers in a radius of 100 meters at ENE allows for a close collaboration in doing so.
"Research in Energy and Environment striving for an environmentally friendly, resource-efficient and economic energy provision and use."
To pursue holistic research on sustainable energy technologies with low CO2 footprint, conversion to secondary energy carriers, chemical and electrochemical energy storage, and their impact on environment, climate and economy.
Together with partners from research, academia, industry, and the public sector the ENE division seeks to benefit society, bridging the gap between fundamental research and application-oriented developments. Successful research, therefore, strives for partnerships with other expert groups.
Topics researched at the Energy and Environment (ENE) division comprise Electrochemistry, Atmospheric Chemistry, Catalysis, Biomass, and Thermal Processes. Topics researched at the Nuclear Energy & Safety (NES) division include Thermal Hydraulics, Reactor Physics, Waste Managment, Radiochemistry, and Nuclear Matericals. The two divisions overlap in the field of Energy System Analysis.