Institute:Laboratory for Energy Systems Analysis
Research Group:Technology Assessment Group
We primarily use LCA for evaluation of the environmental performance of current and future electricity generation and heat supply technologies, energy storage as well transport technologies. The Technology Assessment group regularly provides LCI data for power generation and heating as well as passenger and freight transport technologies to the ecoinvent database.
Our LCA studies are part of our “Technology Assessment” framework that incorporates a comprehensive range of research areas to achieve three main objectives:
1) 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.
2) 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.
3) 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.