Publications


2021

Life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of renewable gas technologies: A comparative review, S Kolb, T Plankenbühler, K Hofmann, J Bergerson, J Karl, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 146, 111147

Economic and environmental competitiveness of high temperature electrolysis for hydrogen production, K Motazedi, YK Salkuyeh, IJ Laurenzi, HL MacLean, JA Bergerson, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 46 (41), 21274-21288

Light manipulation using organic semiconducting materials for enhanced photosynthesis, Zorz, J., Richardson, W.D., Laventure, A., Haines, M., Cieplechowicz, E., Aslani, A., Vadlamani, A., Bergerson, J., Welch, G.C. and Strous, M., Cell Reports Physical Science, 100390

Erratum: Leveraging Open-Source Tools for Collaborative Macro-energy System Modeling Efforts, DeCarolis, J. F., Jaramillo, P., Johnson, J. X., McCollum, D. L., Trutnevyte, E., Daniels, D. C., ... & Zhou, Y., Joule 5(2), 507

Improving robustness of LCA results through stakeholder engagement: A case study of emerging oil sands technologies, Sleep, S., Dadashi, Z., Brandt, A. R., MacLean, H. L., & Bergerson, J. A., Journal of Cleaner Production, 281, 125277

2020

A life cycle assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from direct air capture and Fischer–Tropsch fuel production, Caroline M Liu, Navjot K Sandhu, Sean T McCoy, Joule A Bergerson, Sustainable Energy & Fuels

Life cycle assessment of emerging technologies: Evaluation techniques at different stages of market and technical maturity, JA Bergerson, A Brandt, J Cresko, M Carbajales‐Dale, HL MacLean, ..., Journal of Industrial Ecology 24 (1), 11-25

Bringing a life cycle perspective to emerging technology development, J Bergerson, S Cucurachi, TP Seager, Journal of Industrial Ecology 24 (1), 6-10

Industrial Ecology, J Bergerson, S Cucurachi, TP Seager, JA Bergerson, A Brandt, J Cresko, ..., The Official Journal of the International Society for Industrial Ecology …

Greenhouse-gas emissions of Canadian liquefied natural gas for use in China: Comparison and synthesis of three independent life cycle assessments, Y Nie, S Zhang, RE Liu, DJ Roda-Stuart, AP Ravikumar, A Bradley, ..., Journal of Cleaner Production, 120701

Repeated leak detection and repair surveys reduce methane emissions over scale of years, AP Ravikumar, D Roda-Stuart, R Liu, A Bradley, J Bergerson, Y Nie, ..., Environmental Research Letters 15 (3), 034029

Carbon intensity of global crude oil refining and mitigation potential, L Jing, HM El-Houjeiri, JC Monfort, AR Brandt, MS Masnadi, D Gordon, ..., Nature Climate Change, 1-7

Quantifying variability in well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emission intensities of transportation fuels derived from Canadian oil sands mining operations, S Sleep, J Guo, IJ Laurenzi, JA Bergerson, HL MacLean, Journal of Cleaner Production 258, 120639

A scenario-based study on the impacts of electric vehicles on energy consumption and sustainability in Alberta, G Doluweera, F Hahn, J Bergerson, M Pruckner, Applied Energy 268, 114961

Economic and environmental assessment of integrated carbon capture and utilization, I Mohsin, TA Al-Attas, KZ Sumon, J Bergerson, S McCoy, MG Kibria, Cell Reports Physical Science 1 (7), 100104

Modeling Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Oil Sands Partial Upgrading Technologies Using a Life Cycle-Based Model, DM Pacheco, JA Bergerson, HL MacLean, Energy & Fuels 34 (10), 12757-12770              

Statistically enhanced model of oil sands operations: Well-to-wheel comparison of in situ oil sands pathways, J Guo, A Orellana, S Sleep, IJ Laurenzi, HL MacLean, JA Bergerson, Energy 208, 118250

Light manipulation using organic semiconducting materials for enhanced photosynthesis J Zorz, WDL Richardson, A Laventure, M Haines, E Cieplechowicz, ..., Available at SSRN 3732411

Improving Robustness of LCA Results Through Stakeholder Engagement: A Case Study of Emerging Oil Sands Technologies, S Sleep, Z Dadashi, AR Brandt, HL MacLean, JA Bergerson, Journal of Cleaner Production, 125277

Leveraging open-source tools for collaborative macro-energy system modeling efforts, Leveraging open-source tools for collaborative macro-energy system modeling efforts  JF DeCarolis, P Jaramillo, JX Johnson, DL McCollum, E Trutnevyte, ..., Joule                 

 

2019

Expansion of the petroleum refinery life cycle inventory model to support characterization of a full suite of commonly tracked impact potentials B Young, T Hottle, T Hawkins, M Jamieson, G Cooney, K Motazedi, ...      Environmental science & technology 53 (4), 2238-2248

Corrigendum to" Investigation of different methods to generate Power Transmission Line routes”[Electric Power Systems Research 165 (2018) 110–119], SG Shandiz, G Doluweera, WD Rosehart, L Behjat, JA Bergerson, Electric Power Systems Research 169, 250

Evaluating Oil Sands Emerging Technologies Using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) And Optimization, Z Dadashi, J Bergerson, A Alva-Argaez, Local Energy, Global Markets, 42nd IAEE International Conference, May 29 …

Characterizing Variability in Oil Sands Upgrading Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity, DM Pacheco, JA Bergerson, A Alvarez-Majmutov, J Chen, HL MacLean, Energy & Fuels 33 (9), 8907-8919

Marginal Impacts of Near-Zero Emissions Technologies on Price and GHG Emissions in Fossil-Fueled Electricity Grids, M Tierney, J Bergerson, AGUFM 2019, GC31K-1315

Global crude oil refining: carbon intensity and mitigation potential, L Jing, HM El-Houjeiri, JC Monfort, J Bergerson, AR Brandt, MS Masnadi, ..., AGUFM 2019, A43M-2910

2018

Using Life Cycle Assessment to Facilitate Energy Mix Planning in the Galapagos Islands, E Cubi, J Bergerson, A Mehrotra, Sustainable Energy Mix in Fragile Environments, 93-105

COPTEM: a model to investigate the factors driving crude oil pipeline transportation emissions, N Choquette-Levy, M Zhong, H MacLean, J Bergerson, Environmental science & technology 52 (1), 337-345

Statistically enhanced model of in situ oil sands extraction operations: an evaluation of variability in greenhouse gas emissions, A Orellana, IJ Laurenzi, HL MacLean, JA Bergerson, Environmental science & technology 52 (3), 947-954

Global carbon intensity of crude oil production, MS Masnadi, HM El-Houjeiri, D Schunack, Y Li, JG Englander, ..., Science 361 (6405), 851-853

Evaluation of variability in greenhouse gas intensity of Canadian oil sands surface mining and upgrading operations, S Sleep, IJ Laurenzi, JA Bergerson, HL MacLean, Environmental science & technology 52 (20), 11941-11951

GHG emissions impact of shifts in the ratio of gasoline to diesel production at US refineries: a PADD level analysis, K Motazedi, ID Posen, JA Bergerson, Environmental science & technology 52 (22), 13609-13618

Investigation of different methods to generate Power Transmission Line routes, SG Shandiz, G Doluweera, WD Rosehart, L Behjat, JA Bergerson, Electric Power Systems Research 165, 110-119

A Canadian perspective on measurement, estimation and mitigation of life cycle GHG emissions of natural gas, J Bergerson, R Liu, A Bradley, M Rezvandehy, AGUFM 2018, PA33A-03

2017

Expectations and drivers of future greenhouse gas emissions from Canada's oil sands: An expert elicitation, JM McKellar, S Sleep, JA Bergerson, HL MacLean, Energy Policy 100, 162-169

The Oil-Climate Index: Assessing GHG Emission Impacts Across the Oil Value Chain, D Gordon, J Feldman, J Bergerson, A Brandt, J Koomey, Elsevier

Updating the US life cycle GHG petroleum baseline to 2014 with projections to 2040 using open-source engineering-based models, G Cooney, M Jamieson, J Marriott, J Bergerson, A Brandt, TJ Skone, Environmental science & technology 51 (2), 977-987

Modeling competitive firms' performance under price-sensitive demand and cap-and-trade emissions constraints, N Sabzevar, ST Enns, J Bergerson, J Kettunen, International Journal of Production Economics 184, 193-209

Techno–economic evaluation of technologies to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions at North American Refineries, K Motazedi, JP Abella, JA Bergerson, Environmental science & technology 51 (3), 1918-1928

Expert assessments of emerging oil sands technologies, S Sleep, JM McKellar, JA Bergerson, HL MacLean, Journal of Cleaner Production 144, 90-99

Optimal design of distributed effluent treatment systems in steam assisted gravity drainage oil sands operations, ZD Forshomi, A Alva-Argaez, JA Bergerson, Journal of Cleaner Production 149, 1233-1248

Energy, water, cost, and greenhouse gas implications of steam-assisted gravity drainage surface facility technologies, ZD Forshomi, CE Carreon, A Alva-Argaez, JA Bergerson, Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability 1 (2), 87-107

The Oil-Climate Index: Assessing GHG Emission Impacts Across the Oil Value Chain, OCII Data, Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies, 407

An assessment framework to quantify the interaction between the built environment and the electricity grid, E Cubi, O Akbilgic, J Bergerson, Applied Energy 206, 22-31

2016

Development and application of a life cycle-based model to evaluate greenhouse gas emissions of oil sands upgrading technologies, DM Pacheco, JA Bergerson, A Alvarez-Majmutov, J Chen, HL MacLean, Environmental Science & Technology 50 (24), 13574-13584

Life cycle greenhouse gas emissions and freshwater consumption associated with Bakken tight oil, IJ Laurenzi, JA Bergerson, K Motazedi, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113 (48), E7672-E7680, 2016

Energy performance of a solar mixed-use community, C Hachem-Vermette, E Cubi, J Bergerson, Sustainable cities and society 27, 145-151, 2016

Using activated biochar for greenhouse gas mitigation and industrial water treatment, JM Kimetu, JM Hill, M Husein, J Bergerson, DB Layzell, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 21 (5), 761-777, 2016

On fingering of steam chambers in steam‐assisted heavy oil recovery, D Zhu, JA Bergerson, ID Gates, AIChE Journal 62 (4), 1364-1381, 2016

Sustainability of rooftop technologies in cold climates: Comparative life cycle assessment of white roofs, green roofs, and photovoltaic panels, E Cubi, NF Zibin, SJ Thompson, J Bergerson, Journal of Industrial Ecology 20 (2), 249-262, 2016

Use of highly alkaline conditions to improve cost-effectiveness of algal biotechnology, KA Canon-Rubio, CE Sharp, J Bergerson, M Strous, H De la Hoz Siegler, Applied microbiology and biotechnology 100 (4), 1611-1622, 2016

2015

Prediction of steam-assisted gravity drainage steam to oil ratio from reservoir characteristics, O Akbilgic, D Zhu, ID Gates, JA Bergerson, Energy 93, 1663-1670, 2015

Incorporation of electricity GHG emissions intensity variability into building environmental assessment, E Cubi, G Doluweera, J Bergerson, Applied Energy 159, 62-69, 2015

A meta-analysis of carbon capture and storage technology assessments: Understanding the driving factors of variability in cost estimates, O Akbilgic, G Doluweera, M Mahmoudkhani, J Bergerson, Applied Energy 159, 11-18, 2015

Building consensus in life cycle assessment: the potential for a Canadian product category rules standard to enhance credibility in greenhouse gas emissions estimates for …, A Rainville, R Hawkins, J Bergerson, Journal of Cleaner Production 103, 525-533, 2015

Evaluation of energy efficiency options in steam assisted gravity drainage oil sands surface facilities via process integration, CE Carreon, M Mahmoudkhani, A Alva-Argaez, J Bergerson, Applied Thermal Engineering 87, 788-802, 2015

Know your oil: creating a global oil-climate index, D Gordon, AR Brandt, J Bergerson, J Koomey, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2015

Transforming energy: powering tomorrow begins with making changes today, JM McKellar, HL Maclean, JA Bergerson, Alternatives Journal 41 (1), 52-57, 2015

2014

Response to Comment on “Environmental Implications of United States Coal Exports: A Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Future Power System Scenarios”, B Bohnengel, D Patiño-Echeverri, J Bergerson, Environmental science & technology 48 (23), 14055-14056, 2014

Improvement in permeability models for unconventional gas reservoirs and model selection using statistical analysis, B Haghshenas, CR Clarkson, J Bergerson, S Chen, Z Pan, SPE/CSUR Unconventional Resources Conference–Canada, 2014

Environmental implications of united states coal exports: A comparative life cycle assessment of future power system scenarios, B Bohnengel, D Patiño-Echeverri, J Bergerson, Environmental science & technology 48 (16), 9908-9916, 2014

Internalizing land use impacts for life cycle cost analysis of energy systems: A case of California’s photovoltaic implementation, R Lakhani, G Doluweera, J Bergerson, Applied energy 116, 253-259, 2014

Should building energy simulation tools integrate life cycle assessment? A discussion of the potential benefits and challenges, E Cubi, J Bergerson, Proceedings of eSim, 2014

2013

Should Alberta upgrade oil sands bitumen? An integrated life cycle framework to evaluate energy systems investment tradeoffs, N Choquette-Levy, HL MacLean, JA Bergerson, Energy policy 61, 78-87, 2013

Development of a Structured Decision Making Framework for Energy Infrastructure Siting, G Doluweerawatta, J Bergerson, Industry Meets Government: Impact on Energy Use & Development, 32nd USAEE …, 2013

Predicting project environmental performance under market uncertainties: Case study of oil sands coke, JM McKellar, JA Bergerson, J Kettunen, HL MacLean, Environmental science & technology 47 (11), 5979-5987, 2013

2012

Model to investigate energy and greenhouse gas emissions implications of refining petroleum: Impacts of crude quality and refinery configuration, JP Abella, JA Bergerson, Environmental science & technology 46 (24), 13037-13047, 2012

Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Current Oil Sands Technologies: Surface Mining and In Situ Applications, JA Bergerson, O Kofoworola, AD Charpentier, S Sleep, HL MacLean, Environmental science & technology 46 (14), 7865-7874, 2012

Life cycle assessment of CO2 sequestration in magnesium silicate rock–A comparative study, E Nduagu, J Bergerson, R Zevenhoven, Energy Conversion and Management 55, 116-126, 2012

2011

Evaluating the role of cogeneration for carbon management in Alberta, GH Doluweera, SM Jordaan, MC Moore, DW Keith, JA Bergerson, Energy Policy 39 (12), 7963-7974, 2011

Life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of current oil sands technologies: GHOST model development and illustrative application, AD Charpentier, O Kofoworola, JA Bergerson, HL MacLean, Environmental science & technology 45 (21), 9393-9404, 2011

2010

The truth about dirty oil: Is CCS the answer?, JA Bergerson, DW Keith, Environmental science & technology 44 (16), 6010-6015, 2010

Replacing natural gas in Alberta’s oil sands: trade-offs associated with alternative fossil fuels, JM McKellar, JA Bergerson, HL MacLean, Energy & fuels 24 (3), 1687-1695, 2010

2009

Cogeneration and potential for emission reductions in oil sands operations, G Doluweera, S Jordaan, J Bergerson, MC Moore, 2009 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, 1-5, 2009

The life cycle greenhouse gas emissions implications of power and hydrogen production for oil sands operations, JM McKellar, JA Bergerson, HL MacLean

Understanding the Canadian oil sands industry’s greenhouse gas emissions, AD Charpentier, JA Bergerson, HL MacLean, Environmental research letters 4 (1), 014005, 2009

A life cycle greenhouse gas emissions perspective on liquid fuels from unconventional Canadian and US fossil sources, JM McKellar, AD Charpentier, JA Bergerson, HL MacLean, International Journal of Global Warming 1 (1-3), 160-178, 2009

2007

The long-term life cycle private and external costs of high coal usage in the US, J Bergerson, L Lave, Energy Policy 35 (12), 6225-6234, 2007

Baseload coal investment decisions under uncertain carbon legislation, JA Bergerson, LB Lave, Environmental science & technology 41 (10), 3431-3436, 2007

2006

Life cycle assessment of oil sands technologies, J Bergerson, D Keith

Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Goods and Services: An Input-Output Approach; Resources for the Future, CT Hendrickson, LB Lave, HS Matthews, A Horvath, S Joshi, Washington, DC, 2006

Environmental life cycle assessment of goods and services: an input-output approach, CT Hendrickson, LB Lave, HS Matthews, A Horvath, Resources for the Future, 2006

2004

Life cycle analysis of power generation systems, J Bergerson, L Lave, Elsevier, 2004

 

2003

Transport of coal by rail vs. transmission for electricity generation: an application of hybrid LCA comparative analysis, J Bergerson, L Lave, Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference …, 2003

2002

A life cycle analysis of electricity generation technologies, J Bergerson, L Lave, Health and Environmental Implications of Alternative Fuels and Technologies, 2002