Astu started her doctorate at the Renewable Energy System Group of the University of Geneva in April 2019. Her research focuses on environmental life-cycle assessment and life-cycle costing of the heat mix options for district heating in the canton of Geneva, to ensure a sustainable integration of geothermal energy into the energy mix. She also studies the impact of these options on the creation of employment. During her doctorate she will be working in the framework of the “Géothermie 2020” program, alongside representatives from the Service Industriel de Genève and Republique et canton de Genève.
Life Cycle Assessment, Sustainability Assessment, Circular Economy