Life Cycle and Techno-Economic Analysis Workshop

The CREATE ME2 team would like to invite you to the Life Cycle and Techno-Economic Analysis Workshop. The workshop will take place on November 24, 2022 from 13:00 – 17:00 at ENB 201.

The environmental and economic impacts and trade-offs of a technology are typically not characterized until a technology is close to commercialization. This can lead to unintended negative economic and environmental consequences. The workshop will commence with an introductory presentation of life cycle assessment (LCA) and techno-economic analysis (TEA) in the context of energy storage and conversion technologies. Applications and case studies will be presented that will provide examples of how these tools can be helpful to researchers.

In this workshop, trainees will learn how to use LCA tools and apply them to assess new technologies under development. Considerations about harmonizing TEA with LCA will be provided to explore potential trade- offs. The workshop will include examples in the energy conversion space, such as using Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells (SOECs) to produce alternative fuels. During the workshop, attendees will be able to brainstorm how to apply LCA and TEA in their research and get hands-on experience with LCA and TEA to inform R&D decisions through economic and
environmental perspectives.

The workshop will be delivered by Dr. Joule Bergerson (CREATE ME2 Co-PI and Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering) and Emily Nishikawa (CREATE ME2 PhD student). Emily has attended workshops on this theme before and uses these tools extensively in her research, and will provide advice, feedback, and support to trainees.

An informal networking event including drinks and snacks will follow the workshop from 17:00 –18:00.

Kindly RSVP and confirm dietary restrictions by contacting Fei Pan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at your earliest convenience and no later than November 7, 2022.

We look forward to seeing you at the event.

Dr. Joule Bergerson
Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Energy Technology Assessment
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Dr. Joule Bergerson is an Associate Professor in the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department and the Centre for Environmental Engineering Research and Education in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary. Her primary research interests are systems-level analysis for policy and decision making of energy system investment and management. The focus of her work is developing tools and frameworks for the assessment of prospective technology
options and their policy implications from a life cycle perspective. To date, her work has addressed fossil fuel derived electricity, oil sands development, carbon capture and storage, renewable energy and energy storage technologies. Project researchers on her team work with scientists, engineers and members of the business community who are developing new energy technologies, to develop and refine techniques for prospective life cycle assessment. These techniques help prioritize research and development activities, by identifying technologies – or optimal combinations of technologies – that would provide particularly large life
cycle benefits.

Emily Nishikawa
PhD candidate, Energy Technology Assessment Research Group
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Emily Nishikawa is a PhD candidate in Dr. Joule Bergerson’s group in the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary. She assesses carbon conversion technologies in early stages of development from life cycle and techno-economic perspectives. Electrochemical and thermochemical pathways are of particular interest, as well as biomass alternative fuel production. Previously, she worked with biosorption of toxic metals for wastewater treatment and R&D of consumer products.