Life Cycle Environmental Performance of Methanol Production through Phytocatalytic Dry Methane Reforming. B Robbins, A Gaona, A Tavasoli, J Bergerson, B Saville, H MacLean. Journal of CO2 Utilization, 79, 2024


Carbon Intensity of Global Crude Oil Trading and Market Policy Implications. Y Dixit, H El-Houjeiri, JC Monfort, L Jing, Y Zhang, J Littlefield, C Falter, A Badahdah, J Bergerson, R Speth, S Barrett. Nature Communications, 14 (5975), 2023


Understanding Variability in Petroleum Jet Fuel Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions to Inform Aviation Decarbonization. L Jing, HM El-Houjeiri, JC Monfort, J Littlefield, A Al-Qahtani, Y Dixit, RL Speth, AR Brandt, MS Masnadi, HL MacLean, W Peltier, D Gordon, JA Bergerson. Nature Communications, 13 (7853), 2022

Guiding Research in Electrochemical CO2 Conversion Strategies through a Systems-Level Perspective. E Nishikawa, S Islam, S Sleep, V Birss, J Bergerson. Green Chemistry, 25 (1), 229-244, 2022

A Standardized Methodology for Economic and Carbon Footprint Assessment of CO2 to Transport Fuels: Comparison of Novel Bicarbonate Electrolysis with Competing Pathways. M Kannangara, J Shadbahr, M Vasudev, J Yang, L Zhang, F Bensebaa, E Lees, G Simpson, C Berlinguette, J Cai, E Nishikawa, S McCoy, H MacLean, J Bergerson.  Applied Energy, 325, 2022


Carbon footprinting of carbon capture and-utilization technologies: discussion of the analysis of Carbon XPRIZE competition team finalists. S Sleep, R Munjal, M Leitch, M Extavour, A Gaona, S Ahmad, E Nishikawa, V Pitre, P Psarras, A Ramirez, H L MacLean, JA Bergerson. Clean Energy, 5 (4), 587-599, 2021

On the Climate Impacts of Blue Hydrogen Production. C Bauer, K Treyer, C Antonini, J Bergerson, M Gazzani, E Gencer, M van der Spek, et al. Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 6 (1), 66-75, 2021

Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Western Canadian Natural Gas: Proposed Emissions Tracking for Life Cycle Modeling. RE. Liu, AP Ravikumar, XT Bi, S Zhang, Y Nie, A Brandt, J Bergerson. Environmental Science and Technology, 55 (14), 9711-9720, 2021

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, 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, 2021

Light manipulation using organic semiconducting materials for enhanced photosynthesis. J Zorz., WD Richardson, A Laventure, M Haines, E Cieplechowicz, A Aslani, ,A Vadlamani, J Bergerson, GC Welch, M Strous. Cell Reports Physical Science,  2 (4), 2021

Improving robustness of LCA results through stakeholder engagement: A case study of emerging oil sands technologies. S Sleep, Z Dadashi, A Brandt, HL MacLean, J Bergerson. Journal of Cleaner Production, 281, 2021


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, et al. Joule, 4 (12), 2523-2526, 2020            

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, 2020

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, 2020           

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), 2020

Carbon intensity of global crude oil refining and mitigation potential. L Jing, HM El-Houjeiri, JC Monfort, AR Brandt, MS Masnadi, D Gordon, et al. Nature Climate Change, 1-7, 2020

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, 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, 4 (6), 3129-3142, 2020

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 et al. Environmental Research Letters, 15 (3), 2020

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, et al. Journal of Cleaner Production, 258 (10), 2020

Bringing a life cycle perspective to emerging technology development. J Bergerson, S Cucurachi, TP Seager. Journal of Industrial Ecology 24 (1), 6-10, 2020


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, 2019

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, HS Matthews, S McCoy, M McManus, et al.  Journal of Industrial Ecology, 24 (1),11-25, 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, et al. Environmental Science & Technology, 53 (4), 2238-2248, 2019


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, 2018

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 and Technology,52, 11941-11951, 2018

Global carbon intensity of crude oil production. MS Masnadi, HM El-Houjeiri, D Schunack, Y Li, JG Englander, et al. Science, 361 (6405), 851-853, 2018

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, 2018


Techno–economic evaluation of technologies to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions at North American refineries. K Motazedi, J Abella, JA Bergerson. Environmental Science and Technology, 51 (3), 1918-1928, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

Expert assessments of emerging oil sands technologies, S Sleep, JM McKellar, JA Bergerson, HL MacLean. Journal of Cleaner Production, 144, 90-99, 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, 2017


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, 2016

Updating the U.S. 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, T Skone. Environmental Science and Technology, 51 (2), 977-987, 2016

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

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

Using activated biochar for greenhouse gas mitigation and industrial water treatment. J Kimetu, J Hill, M Hussein, J Bergerson, D Layzell. Current Research in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, 21 (5), 761-777, 2016

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


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

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, 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

On fingering of steam chambers in steam-assisted heavy oil recovery. D Zhu, I Gates, J Bergerson. American Institute of Chemical Engineers Journal, 184 (4), 1364-1381, 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 Alberta's oil sands. 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


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 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

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


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


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


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


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

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



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


Should we transport coal, gas, or electricity: Cost, efficiency, and environmental implications. JA Bergerson, LB Lave. Environmental Science & Technology, 39 (16), 5905-5910, 2005