Technology Assessment Group
The Technology Assessment group is part of the multi-disciplinary Laboratory for Energy systems Analysis (LEA) at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and is the continuation of the former GaBE Project. Technology Assessment incorporates a comprehensive range of research areas to achieve three main objectives:
- To improve understanding and thereby enable comparisons of current energy technologies and future energy options for the electricity, heating and transport sectors based on environmental, economic and socially relevant factors.
- To provide quantitative, systematic, and interdisciplinary assessments of energy technologies and energy supply strategies through the development and application of consistent methodological frameworks and databases.
- To support rational decision-making for sustainable development in the Swiss and international energy sectors, and to communicate balanced research findings to decision-makers and stakeholders.
Latest Version of "Mobiltool" Released
How do you get from A to B in the most environmentally friendly way? This question can now be answered quite easily with the latest version of the "mobitool". Read the article to learn more.
Our Group at the PSI Open Doors Event 2022: Discovering Energy Systems Modelling and Sustainability
On Sunday, 23rd of October, the Paul Scherrer Institute opened its doors and invited the public to explore and experience the manyfold topics which are researched at PSI. The Laboratory for Energy Systems Analysis was present at two stations. Read the article to learn more.
Preparing for energy shortages and blackouts
Peter Burgherr is a risk researcher at PSI. In this interview he talks about possible power shortages in the coming winter and how to prepare for them.
Ouellet-Plamondon C., Zhang, X., et al. (2023). Carbon footprint assessment of a wood multi-residential building considering biogenic carbon, Journal of Cleaner Production, 404, 136834. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2023.136834
Zhang, C., Zhao, X., Sacchi, R. & You, F. Trade-off between critical metal requirement and transportation decarbonization in automotive electrification. Nature Communications 14, 1616 (2023). doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-37373-4
Lamers P., Ghosh T., Upasani S., Sacchi R., and Daioglou V. (2023). Linking Life Cycle and Integrated Assessment Modeling to Evaluate Technologies in an Evolving System Context: A Power-to-Hydrogen Case Study for the United States. Environmental Science & Technology 57 (6), 2464-2473. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.2c04246