Hanna Breunig

Hanna Breunig
Energy/Environmental Policy Research Scientist/Engineer
(510) 486-4046

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 spatially- and temporally-resolved environmental, human health, and economic impact assessment of emerging energy and wastewater treatment technologies. These include waste-to-energy/resource systems, bioenergy, distributed generation, and gas (H2, CO2, CH4) capture, utilization, and management technologies. Currently, she is collaborating with a team of scientist in ETA to develop a roadmap for sustainable, cost-effective utilization of waste biomass for distributed energy generation in California. 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.


Breunig, Hanna, Ling Jin, Alastair Robinson, and Corinne Scown. "Bioenergy Potential from Food Waste in California." Environmental Science & Technology (2017). LBNL-1007105.