Projects

Project Description Duration
FRS The Future Resilient Systems program (FRS) develops a framework, concepts, and tools to make interconnected infrastructure systems more robust and resilient. FRS is the second research program under the Singapore-ETH Centre, established by ETH Zurich and Singapore's National Research Foundation. 2014-2019
AA-CAES The overall objectives of the joint project are twofold: To demonstrate a combined sensible/latent-heat storage at an industrially relevant scale for use in advanced adiabatic compressed air energy storage (AA-CAES) and to assess the environmental and economic potential of AA-CAES as an alternative to pumped hydro energy storage (PHES) for electricity storage in Switzerland. 2014-2018
RISK-GOV: DGE & Hydro The project is focused on hydropower risk assessment, thus completing and strengthening the activities in the SCCER-SoE T4.1 2014-2017
THRIVE This joint project aims to substitute electricity and fossil fuels used for cooling and heating of buildings in Switzerland with low-grade waste heat from industrial processes and thermal energy from cogeneration, renewables and traditional fuels. 2014-2017
ALKAMMONIA In project ALKAMMONIA a proof-of-concept system designed to provide power in remote applications will be developed and tested. 2013-2017
POWER UP In project POWER-UP, a 500 kWe alkaline fuel cell (AFC) system will be demonstrated at Air Products (AIRP) industrial gas plant at Stade (in Lower Saxony, in northern Germany). 2013-2017
Ocelot The Ocelot project is a joint effort by the Paul Scherrer Institut and the ecoinvent centre to build an open source library for applying system models in life cycle assessment. 2016
Swiss Energy perspectives 2050 This project is focused on the assessment of the potentials, costs and environmental burdens of electricity generation technologies for Swiss electricity supply until 2050. 2015-2016
GEOTHERM-II The strategic goal of the project is the development of Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) technology that will allow the vast heat resources that reside at depths of several kilometers to be mined for electricity and heat production. 2013-2016
ISCHESS The project studies the impacts of adding distributed stochastic generation to the Swiss electricity system. 2014-2016
SCCER Mobility The SCCER Mobility expands the research and development capacities within the field of mobility. 2014-2016
SCCER Storage SCCER Storage aims to develop the science and technology of electricity & heat storage in order to guarantee the continuous (temporal and regional), reliable, and cost-efficient supply of power, heat, and fuels derived from intermittent renewable energies. 2014-2016
OPTIWARES OPTIWARES is a joint CCES-CCEM project focusing on wood combustion. 2012-2016
SCCER-SoE The SCCER-SoE aims to develop fundamental research and innovative solutions in the domains of GeoEnergies (Deep Geothermal Energy and CO2 sequestration) and HydroPower. 2013-2016
LCA CH Nuclear Power Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of nuclear power in Switzerland. 2014-2015
MODCAT-CH In this project an analytical approach is developed and implemented to evaluate the frequencies and associated consequences of selected hazard scenarios for Switzerland based on historical data. 2013-2014
SoSCI SoSCI addresses the impacts of solar storms on critical infrastructures addressing the potential threats and impacts of geo-magnetically induced currents on power systems, telecommunication systems etc. as well as potential mitigation actions. 2013-2014
SPILL-RISK Oil Spill Risk Assessment for Different Regions and Facilities. 2013-2014
THELMA THELMA is a project aimed at understanding the multi-criteria, sustainability implications of widespread electric vehicle use in Switzerland. 2010-2014
TA Swiss DGE The main aim of this project is to give a clarification of the future prospects (opportunities and risks) of deep geothermal energy. 2013-2014
CARMA CARMA project aims to explore the potential and feasibility of Carbon dioxide Capture and Storage (CCS) systems deployment in Switzerland, within the framework of future energy scenarios. 2009-2012
Disposal Facilities for CO2 and Nuclear Waste Comparative assessment of nuclear and fossil electricity generation technologies addressing the disposal of CO2 (i.e. carbon capture and storage, CCS) and nuclear wastes (NW). 2008-2012
IMBALANCE In the IMBALANCE project the physical and chemical properties of emissions caused by the intended burning of biomass for cooking and heating will be comprehensively characterized in order to allow an assessment of their impact on air quality and climate. 2008-2012
STOR STOR processes, analyzes and visualizes expert data gathered in the project “Risks Switzerland" 2012
SECURE The SECURE project develops appropriate tools for evaluating the vulnerability of the EU to the different energy supply risks, and for promoting the optimization of EU energy insecurity mitigation strategies, including investment, demand side management and dialogue with producing countries. 2008-2010
NEEDS The main objective of the project was to evaluate the full costs and benefits (i.e., direct and external costs) of energy policies and of future energy systems, both for individual countries and for the enlarged EU as a whole. 2004-2009
CASES This project aims to provide a complete and consistent assessment of the full cost of energy sources. 2006-2008
Swiss electricity supply options A comprehensive LCA based project to compare sustainability performances of electricity supply in Switzerland. 2005-2006
NG-Risk Assessment of natural gas accident risks. 2004-2005
Swiss Energy Perspectives 2035 Study on potentials and costs of electricity generation by means of “new” renewables and new nuclear technologies in Switzerland. 2004-2005
ILK Limited scope comparative study on the sustainability of different electricity supply technologies under German conditions. 2003-2004
Externe-Pol Project on the analysis of the external costs of energy. 2002-2004
NewExt The objective of NewExt was to improve the framework defined in the European Commission's ExternE project, by providing new methodological elements in four key areas which reflect the most important new developments in the assessment of external costs. 2001-2003
CETP The Objective of the China Energy Technology Program (CETP) was to develop a globally applicable methodology for analyzing the "true" cradle-to-grave impact of electric power generation. 1999-2003