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 of 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 and 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 publications on scientific journals from the TA-Group members:
- Gregor Wernet, Christian Bauer, Bernhard Steubing, Jürgen Reinhard, Emilia Moreno-Ruiz and Bo Weidema (2016). The ecoinvent database version 3 (part I): overview and methodology. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment.
- Bernhard Steubing, Gregor Wernet, Jürgen Reinhard, Christian Bauer and Emilia Moreno-Ruiz (2016). The ecoinvent database version 3 (part II): analyzing LCA results and comparison to version 2. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment.
- Yan Wang, Anna Kalinina, Tianyin Sun and Bernd Nowack (2016). Probabilistic modeling of the flows and environmental risks of nano-silica. Science of The Total Environment. Vol. 545-546, pp. 67-76
- Matteo Spada and Peter Burgherr (2016). An aftermath analysis of the 2014 coal mine accident in Soma, Turkey: Use of risk performance indicators based on historical experience. Accident Analysis & Prevention. Vol. 87, pp. 134-140
- Stefan Hirschberg, Christian Bauer, Peter Burgherr, Eric Cazzoli, Thomas Heck, Matteo Spada, and Karin Treyer (2016). Health effects of technologies for power generation: Contributions from normal operation, severe accidents and terrorist threat. Reliability Engineering & System Safety. Vol. 145, pp. 373-387