Research project

SCCER Heat and Electricity Storage

The Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research Heat and Electricity Storage (SCCER HaE) has been dedicated to researching storage in the energy system since 2014. The SCCER HaE is supervised by Innosuisse - Swiss Innovation Agency.

The main tasks of the IET in the SCCER HaE are to increase the efficiency of power-to-methane technology and to improve the applicability of this technology in industry. New power-to-methane demonstrators are built, incorporating new innovative concepts and technologies to increase the maturity of the technology.
Furthermore, the IET Institute of Energy Technology is involved in two other research projects within the SCCER:

Joint Activity CEDA

Different energy demonstrators are built and operated in the eight energy research centers. In the project "Coherent Energy Demonstrator Assessment" CEDA a common basis for the energy systemic assessment of the different storage and conversion technologies investigated in the demonstrators is established. This assessment matrix will be used to make a statement about the transfer from the laboratory to large-scale plants and thus to evaluate the impact of the technology on the Energy Strategy 2050.

Joint Activity White Paper on the Perspectives of Power-to-Product (P2X) Technology in Switzerland

The term P2X refers to energy conversion technologies that produce synthetic gases, fuels or power generation products using an electrochemical or biological process.
The "White Paper" project systematically analyzed the extensive P2X knowledge in Switzerland for the gas market, the mobility sector and the electricity market and summarized it in a document. A technical, economic and environmental assessment of the technologies for the Swiss energy market was carried out by the research units involved. The project was finished in 2019 and the publications can be ordered and downloaded in different languages at the following link