Research project

Innosuisse Flagship Greenhub

The "GreenHub" project is one of a total of eight large-scale flagship projects of the Swiss Innovation Agency (Innosuisse). Together with 16 research partners, the consortium led by OST is pursuing a clear goal: the development of systemic and innovative approaches for the production, conversion and storage of renewable energy into environmentally friendly liquid fuels using raw materials supplied, for example, by waste incineration plants.

The GreenHub project aims to demonstrate that an energy self-sufficient Switzerland that stimulates economic growth can be achieved through the clever use of synergies between different technologies and the conversion of locally generated heat, CO2 and electricity into chemical energy vectors. The aim is to close the seasonal energy gap of 9 TWh and to demonstrate this at regional level by establishing a Green Energy Hub.

The Horgen waste incineration plant acts as a real laboratory and is significantly involved in the project as an implementation partner. A considerable proportion of the research results from the four-year project will be tested in Horgen using prototypes in real operation and checked for their scalability for other waste incineration plants and industrial facilities. In the course of the project, guided tours will also be offered on site to give interested members of the public an insight into the research results and the potential of MSWI plants for a sustainable supply of energy and raw materials.

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Duration: 01.02.2024




  • EPFL Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne
  • HEIG-VD University of Applied Science of Western Switzerland
  • HSLU Hochschule Luzern
  • SUPSI University of Applied Science and Arts of Southern Switzerland
  • Universität Bern
  • ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaft
  • Energie 360°
  • Energietal Toggenburg
  • Entsorgung Zimmerberg
  • Casale AG
  • Hitachi Zosen Inova AG
  • Gemeinde Horgen
  • Interessengemeinschaft Power-to-X
  • Solydera SA
  • Andy Wickart Haustechnik AG

Concept of the future green energy network