You are here

Joule Bergerson

Joule Bergerson is an associate professor in the UCalgary's Schulich School of Engineering, a Canada Research Chair in Energy Technology Assessment, and a member of the faculty’s Centre for Environmental Engineering Research and Education. Her goal is to provide methods and tools that will allow a better understanding of life-cycle assessment and systems modeling for new technologies, ensuring energy production is maximized while keeping the climate and costs in mind. Joule is leading the technology assessment and co-ordination theme, one of several areas of research being funded through a $75-million grant from the federal Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF). Bergerson’s research team is helping prioritize research and development activities by identifying technologies – or optimal combinations of technologies – that would provide particularly large life cycle benefits.

Selected publications

  • Oguz Akbilgic, Da Zhu, Ian Gates and Joule Bergerson. Prediction of Steam to Oil Ratio of Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage from Reservoir Characteristics. Energy. IF: 4.159. Accepted: September, 2015.
  • Raksha Lakhani, Ganesh Doluweera, and Joule Bergerson. Internalizing land use impacts for life cycle cost analysis of energy systems: A case of California’s photovoltaic implementation. Applied Energy. Nov. 2013. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2013.11.038. IF: 5.261.
  • Ganesh Doluweera, Sarah Jordaan, Michal Moore, David Keith and Joule Bergerson. Evaluating the Role of Cogeneration for Carbon Management in Alberta. Energy Policy. 2011. Vol. 39. pp. 7963-7974. IF: 2.696.
  • Jessica Abella and Joule Bergerson. Model to investigate energy and greenhouse gas emissions implications of refining petroleum: impacts of crude quality and refinery configuration. Environmental Science and Technology. October, 2012. 46. pp. 13037-13047. IF: 5.481.
  • Joule Bergerson, Oyeshola Kofoworola, Alex Charpentier, Sylvia Sleep, and Heather MacLean. Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Current Oil Sands Technologies: Surface Mining and In Situ Applications. Environmental Science and Technology. June, 2012. 46. pp. 7865-7874. IF: 5.481.
  • Joule Bergerson and David Keith. The truth about dirty oil: Is CCS the answer? Environmental Science and Technology. Environmental Science and Technology. 2010. Vol. 44. pp. 6010–6015. IF: 5.481.

Collections

Get research-based insights from our growing collection of resources, including videos, ebooks, podcasts, webinars and more. 

View COLLECTIONS

Events

Join our scholars as they share their perspectives, insights and research on the issues that affect us all every day. 

View Events