More than 110 people work in energy and environmental technology at the Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences’ (OST) Rapperswil campus, spread across four institutes: the Institute for Energy Technology (IET), Institute for Solar Technology (SPF), Institute for Environmental and Process Engineering (UMTEC) and Zug Institute of Knowledge, Energy and Raw Materials (WERZ). At IET, two research teams are investigating power-to-gas and alternative fuels.
Their work is geared towards practical application of these new technologies.
IET has its own research facility for new power-to-gas technologies. It is involved in numerous national and international projects, and has close ties with energy suppliers – the users of power-to-gas technologies – and industry, where the emphasis is on developing new products and services.