Evidence-based recommendations for the design of the Swiss bioenergy future
In this research area the SCCER BIOSWEET partners are looking at the role of biomass for the energy transition. Databases, models and tools for the optimal and sustainable collection, storage and conversion of biomass in Switzerland are being developed and promoted. These interdisciplinary and cross-cutting competencies are very important for implementation of the Swiss Energy Strategy 2050.
Description of Research Area
The scope of this research area is to provide a holistic assessment framework to understand the role of biomass in the energy transition. This means defining the integration of the technologies in the Swiss energy system considering resources, the conversion chains and the energy services to be supplied. The following topics are of particular interest to the SCCER BIOSWEET:
- A local and resource-specific potential analysis on future biomass availability, restrictions and opportunities to entire Switzerland and all relevant biomass resources
- The thermo-economic characterization of the biomass conversion processes for fuel, chemicals and energy services supply as a function of the biomass feed, including biomass-based Power-to-Gas
- Thes systematic generation of commercial biomass supply chains, making the link between the biomass resources, the conversion processes and the energy services (including innovative pilot plants)
- The assessment of the regional added value of the biomass use for the energy transition and its contribution to the energy transition scenario, best practice recommendations and success criteria