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21.06.2017

Next Generation Catalysts for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells

Electric vehicles powered by hydrogen polymer electrolyte fuel cells are one option to move towards a low emission transport sector. To decrease the cost of such devices, further research on the various fuel cell components is pursued in academia in industry. Read more 

13.06.2017

Electricity storage through air compression in the Swiss Alps

Electricity is increasingly generated from renewable sources like solar and wind. Because these sources are not available around the clock, it is necessary to store electricity. Researchers from ETH and other institutions are exploring the storage of electricity by storing compressed air in caverns in the Swiss Alps. Read more 

07.06.2017

Avoiding Fatigue Cracks in High Temperature Power Plants Components

The extension of pre-existing or in-service generated defects by fatigue can be avoided in high temperature power plant components by informed mechanical analysis which fully acknowledges the influences of oxidation and creep interactions.  This is the focus of the HTFCGT (Fatigue Crack Growth Threshold Stress Intensity Factors in Power Plant Materials at High Temperatures) project. Read more 

31.05.2017

Ninjas serve open data, enabling new insights for the energy transition

The world’s electricity systems are rapidly evolving with the deployment of weather-dependent solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind generation. Yet their variability at different scales is still poorly understood. The Renewables.ninja project is addressing this gap and making the resulting high-quality, validated PV and wind simulations freely available online. Read more 

23.05.2017

"Viel Zeit bleibt nicht" St. Galler Tagblatt im Interview mit Dr. Christian Schaffner

Energiestrategie ⋅ Christian Schaffner von der ETH Zürich sieht nach dem Ja zum Energiegesetz eine Vielzahl von Chancen für die Schweiz. Sie könne wieder Vorreiterin werden. Er erwartet eine Debatte über weitere Massnahmen. Read more 

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ETH News related to Energy

09.05.2017

Swiss households could save energy

Efficient use of electricity is central to Energy Strategy 2050. But how much electricity-saving potential do Swiss households actually have? And which factors influence this efficiency? Read more 

31.03.2017

Science responds to industry

At the symposium “The Global Energy Challenge – A Corporate View”, representatives of international companies will present their energy strategies and visions for the future, while researchers from ETH Zurich evaluate the strategies from a scientific point of view. Christian Schaffner, Executive Director of ETH Zurich’s Energy Science Center and organiser of the symposium, explains this novel format. Read more 

14.03.2017

Liquid fuel for future computers

In the future, a new type of tiny redox flow battery will supply tightly packed electronic components with energy, while also dissipating the heat they produce. Read more 

02.02.2017

Why energy forecasts often fail

Players in the energy industry and the policy domain often depend on forecasts. A closer look reveals that these predictions sometimes fall wide of the mark. Underestimating innovation dynamics is one reason why. Read more 

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