Technology Assessment Group
- 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.
The Final report of the IMPEGA project has been released! The IMPEGA project investigated the production of synthetic methane in Iceland, using local hydropower and CO2 from the geothermal power station Hellisheidi, and its transport to Switzerland, where it can be used as heating or transport fuel.
New SCCER Mobility white paper on "Pathways to a net zero CO2 Swiss mobility system" is now online!
The results have been announced of the first call for proposals in the new energy research programme SWEET (Swiss Energy Research for the Energy Transition). An international panel of experts has awarded the contract to four consortia. The host institutions of these research consortia are ETHZ, EPFL, the University of Geneva and the PSI. Over the next six to eight years, they will work on their research tasks in trans- and interdisciplinary projects.
Romain Sacchi, Christian Bauer and Brian Cox (2021) Does Size Matter? The Influence of Size, Load Factor, Range Autonomy, and Application Type on the Life Cycle Assessment of Current and Future Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles. Environmental Science & Technology.