Dr. Hanna Breunig is a Research Scientist in the Sustainable Energy Systems Group in the Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division. She holds a secondary joint appointment in the Earth Systems and Society Domain in the Climate and Ecosystem Science Division. Hanna specializes in technoeconomic analysis, market analysis, and environmental and human health impact assessment (life-cycle assessment) of emerging energy and wastewater treatment technologies. These include waste-to-energy/resource systems, circular economy, bioenergy, distributed generation including district energy, and gas (H2, CO2, CH4) capture, utilization, and management technologies. She holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Engineering from Cornell University and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UC Berkeley.
Environmental Engineering, PhD, University of California Berkeley, 2015
Environmental Engineering, MS, University of California Berkeley, 2011
Environmental Engineering, BS, Cornell University, 2010
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) , Chair of the Interest Group in Sustainability from 2017- 2018
"Life-Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Human Health Trade-Offs of Organic Waste Management StrategiesLife-Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Human Health Trade-Offs of Organic Waste Management Strategies." Environmental Science & Technology 54.15 (2020) 9200 - 9209. .
"Role of Digestate and Biochar in Carbon-Negative Bioenergy." Environmental Science & Technology (2019). .
"Dynamic Geospatial Modeling of the Building Stock To Project Urban Energy Demand." Environmental Science & Technology 52.14 (2018) 7604 - 7613. .
"Temporal and geographic drivers of biomass residues in California." Resources, Conservation and Recycling 139 (2018) 287 - 297. .
"Bioenergy Potential from Food Waste in California." Environmental Science & Technology (2017). LBNL-1007105. .
"Spatially-explicit water balance implications of carbon capture and sequestration." Environmental Modelling & Software 75 (2016) 153 - 162. LBNL-1003871. .
Assessment of Brine Management for Geologic Carbon Sequestration. 2014. LBNL-6361E. .
"Regional evaluation of brine management for geologic carbon sequestration." International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 14 (2013) 39 - 48. LBNL-1006963. .
"Spatially-explicit impacts of carbon capture and sequestration on water supply and demand." Eleventh Annual Carbon Capture, Utilization & Sequestration Conference. Pittsburgh, PA, 2012. .