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The Center for Energy Research at ETH Zurich

The Energy Science Center (ESC) aims to facilitate the deployment of an environmentally friendly, reliable, low risk, economically viable and socially compatible sustainable energy system.

Linking over sixty professors from eleven ETH Zurich departments, the ESC enhances cooperation between ETH Zurich, industry, government and society on energy related issues.

Energy News

04.05.2016 | Weekly Spotlight on Energy Research

Catalytic processes for carbon dioxide and natural gas valorization

The ultimate goal of this research is to upgrade abundant carbon dioxide and natural gas resources, connected with the largest greenhouse emissions from human activities, into valuable chemicals and fuels by means of sustainable catalytic routes. Read more 


ESC Member Prof. Robertsson has been awarded a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant

Prof. Robertsson, Professor affiliated with the Department of Earth Sciences and member of the Energy Science Center, has been awarded a European Research Council Advanced Grant. Read more 

27.04.2016 | Weekly Spotlight on Energy Research

GoEco! - Nudging People to Travel Sustainably

«How can I travel more sustainably?» - The GoEco! project of SUPSI and ETH Zurich tries to answer this, a question that many of us already ask ourselves. GoEco! uses a smartphone app to automatically track and assess travel choices, utilizing gamification elements to improve mobility behavior. Read more 

21.04.2016 | Klaus Ragaller, SATW

Was die Erneuerbaren wirtschaftlich bringen

Das Abkommen von Paris ist ein Meilenstein für den Klimaschutz; doch was bedeutet es aus ökonomischer Sicht? Laut der Internationalen Agentur für Erneuerbare Energien können Investitionen in Erneuerbare ein spürbares globales Wachstum und eine Vielzahl neuer Stellen schaffen. Read more 

20.04.2016 | Weekly Spotlight on Energy Research

Polishing the lens for sharp images of the subsurface – Improving seismic exploration of natural resources

The adverse impact of the near-surface zone on seismic data is one of the long-standing problems in seismic exploration of hydrocarbon and geothermal reservoirs. The research conducted in the framework of the ETH-based industry-financed CARNEVAL consortium aims at providing new solutions to improve seismic reservoir imaging in challenging environments. Read more 

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ESC Events

Energy Futures – Europe and North America

Joint Symposium MIT Energy Initiative and ETH Zurich, Energy Science Center



Monday, June 6th, 2016, 13:30 - 18:15, reception to follow
ETH Zurich, Audimax (HG F 30)
Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland

Details and registration

Flyer (PDF, 669 KB)

Frontiers in Energy Research seminars

Everyone is welcome to attend these seminars given by ETH PhD students of their current energy-related research. Held each Tuesday afternoon during the Spring semester (excepting Easter week), 16:15 - 18:00 HG F3. Full details are available under Frontiers in Energy Research.

Previous Events

SAEE Jahrestagung 2015 – Effiziente Energieversorgung der Schweiz: Lenkungspolitiken, Versorgungssicherheit und Klimaschutz

Freitag, 13. November 2015, 13.15 - 17.15, ETH Zürich, HG E3

Details (PDF, 328 KB)

ETH Klimarunde – Vision Null: Wege zu einer CO2-neutralen Gesellschaft

Mittwoch, 4. November 2015, 15.00 - 19.30
ETH Zürich, Hauptgebäude

Please note that this event was in German.

Flyer (PDF, 947 KB)

Informationen (German)

Das Stromnetz der Zukunft

Referate und Podiumsdiskussion
Donnerstag, 18. Juni 2015, 15.00 - 19.00 Uhr
Please note the event was in German

Grid Expo

Dienstag, 16. - Freitag, 19. Juni 2015

Details (German)

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