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Techno-Economic Analysis and Lifecycle Assessment for Emerging Technology in a Circular Economy

Techno-Economic Analysis and Lifecycle Assessment for Emerging Technology in a Circular Economy

Join our latest CircularChem webinar on 8th May with guest speaker Professor Thomas A. Adams II as he presents his latest research on eco-technoeconomic analyses.


One of the best tools that process systems engineers can use is the eco-technoeconomic analysis (eTEA), which considers the value of a process on environmental, technical, and economic terms. eTEAs are particularly useful for technology valuation of early-stage green technology concepts, to help identify which technology options are the most promising for research or policy incentivization. In this presentation, I’ll talk about the new developments of the ISO 14076 standards for eTEAs and how my research team is applying those concepts to help answer big picture questions on green technology choices in application areas such as the Trans-Atlantic Energy Bridge, hydrogen production and transportation, the thermo-chemical recycling of dirty plastics (unsorted, unwashed), carbon capture and utilization, thermo-chemical biofuels, and waste-to-energy applications, and more.


Thomas A. Adams II is Professor of Energy and Process Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He received dual bachelor’s degrees in computer science and chemical engineering from Michigan State University, completed his PhD in chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, and did his postdoctoral studies in chemical engineering at MIT. He is a licensed professional engineer and was a professor from 2010 to 2022 at McMaster University in Canada. Professor Adams’ research focuses on the design, modelling, simulation, optimization, and analysis of sustainable energy systems. Application areas include sustainability, biofuels, alternative fuels, synthetic fuels, fuel cells, energy storage, hydrogen economy technologies, integrated community energy, and many other kinds of energy systems. He is the author of the popular textbooks Learn Aspen Plus in 24 Hours and Exergy Tables.

Webinar Agenda:

12.00 – 12.05 Welcome and Introductions (Professor Benoit Chachuat)

12.05 – 12.45 Presentation (Professor Thomas A. Adams II)

12.45 – 13.00 Q&A (Professor Benoit Chachuat)




8th May 2024

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