History of CNG mobility in Switzerland

The division of innovation management is currently looking for students who want to write their bachelor or master thesis at the Institute of Technology Management on sustainable mobility.

Around one-third of CO2 emissions in Switzerland come from transport, or more precisely from fossil fuels such as petrol and diesel. The need for mobility will continue if not increase. In order to reduce CO2 emissions, environmentally friendly technologies must be used for mobility. Despite the boom of electric mobility, other promising alternatives such as CNG mobility, i.e. driving with natural gas (compressed natural gas) and biogas, exist. A vehicle that runs on biogas is almost CO2 neutral on the road; the amount of CO2 that it emits is removed from the atmosphere during the growth of the raw materials.
In order to successfully implement CNG mobility, multiple partners are required. Their contributions have to be coordinated in order to materialize the value proposition, the biogas-powered vehicle. The partners come from different industries such as automotive, mineral oil companies or multi-utility providers.
We are currently looking for students that are interested in analyzing the history of CNG Mobility in Switzerland in order (a) to understand it's antecedents, (b) to identify the development of partnerships, and (c) to provide a market analysis on the private and business sector.
Your profile:
  • Strong interest in empirical research
  • Pronounced analytical skills
  • Organized and conscientious working attitude
  • Good writing skills in English or German (the thesis may be written in German or English)
  • Ambition to finish thesis in spring 2022.
If you find the topic intriguing and match the above profile, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you have. Please attach your CV and current grade transcript to your e-mail.
Lucas Miehé
Lucas Miehé
Research Associate & PhD Candidate