Technology Assessment GroupThe 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 NewsNew reports from major projects led by TA-Group members:
- Potentials, costs and environmental assessment of electricity generation technologies.
- ISCHESS: Integration of stochastic renewables in the Swiss electricity supply system.
- Opportunities and challenges for electric mobility: an interdisciplinary assessment of passenger vehicles
- Laurent Vandepaer and Thomas Gibon (2018). The integration of energy scenarios into LCA: LCM2017 Conference Workshop, Luxembourg, September 5, 2017, Conference report. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment
- Brian Cox and Chris Mutel (2018). The environmental and cost performance of current and future motorcycles. Applied Energy. Vol. 212, pp. 1013-1024
- Brian Cox, Wojciech Jemiolo and Chris Mutel (2018). Life cycle assessment of air transportation and the Swiss commercial air transport fleet. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. Vol. 58, pp. 1-13
- Andreas Abdon, Xiaojin Zhang, David Parra, Martin K. Patel, Christian Bauer and Jörg Worlitschek (2017). Techno-economic and environmental assessment of stationary electricity storage technologies for different time scales . Energy. Vol. 139, pp. 1173-1187
- Chris Mutel (2017). Brightway: An open source framework for Life Cycle Assessment. Journal of Open Source Software. Vol. 2 (12)
- Emilie Sutra, Matteo Spada and Peter Burgherr (2017). Chemicals usage in stimulation processes for shale gas and deep geothermal systems: A comprehensive review and comparison. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Vol. 77, pp. 1-11