Education

  • Since October 2017, researcher at the Chair of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems at the Technical University of Munich
  • 2012-2017, researcher at the Energy Systems Analysis Unit, in CIEMAT (Spain)
  • 2010-2012, Post-doc research grant at the Joint Research Center from the European Commission (Italy)
  • 2009 PhD on Environmental Science. Development of an integrated Life Cycle Analysis and Input-Output Analysis tool for Spain: Application to emerging energy systems in Spain
  • 2004-2010, researcher at the Energy Systems Analysis Unit, in CIEMAT (Spain)
  • 2003, M.Sc. in Environmental Science University of Alcalá (Spain)

Research interests

  • Environmental, socio-economic and social impacts of energy systems
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • Input-Output Analysis

Teaching

Publications

2019

  • Bareiß, Kay; de la Rua, Cristina; Möckl, Maximilian; Hamacher, Thomas: Life cycle assessment of hydrogen from proton exchange membrane water electrolysis in future energy systems. Applied Energy 237, 2019, 862-872 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Siala, Kais; de la Rúa, Cristina: How are the benefits of Europe's decarbonization distributed? IAEE International Conference, 2019 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Siala, Kais; de la Rúa, Cristina; Lechón, Yolanda; Hamacher, Thomas: Towards a sustainable European energy system: Linking optimization models with multi-regional input-output analysis. Energy Strategy Reviews 26, 2019, 100391 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

2018

  • Ausfelder, Florian; Dura, Hanna Ewa; Bareiß, Kay; Schönleber, Konrad; Hamacher, Thomas et al.: 1. Roadmap des Kopernikus-Projektes „Power-to-X“: Flexible Nutzung erneuerbarer Ressourcen (P2X) – OPTIONEN FÜR EIN NACHHALTIGES ENERGIESYSTEM MIT POWER-TO-X TECHNOLOGIEN. , Ed.: Florian Ausfelder, Hanna Ewa Dura: DECHEMA, 2018, more… BibTeX
  • Lechón, Yolanda; De La Rúa, Cristina; Cabal, Helena: Impacts of Decarbonisation on the Water-Energy-Land (WEL) Nexus: A Case Study of the Spanish Electricity Sector. Energies 11 (5), 2018, 1203 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

2017

  • Perrin, Aurelie; Wohlfahrt, Julie; Morandi, Fabiana; Østergård, Hanne; Flatberg, Truls; De La Rua, Cristina; Bjørkvoll, Thor; Gabrielle, Benoit: Integrated design and sustainable assessment of innovative biomass supply chains: A case-study on miscanthus in France. Applied Energy 204, 2017, 66-77 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Rodríguez-Serrano, Irene; Caldés, Natalia; Rúa, Cristina de la; Lechón, Yolanda: Assessing the three sustainability pillars through the Framework for Integrated Sustainability Assessment (FISA): Case study of a Solar Thermal Electricity project in Mexico. Journal of Cleaner Production 149, 2017, 1127-1143 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • de la Rúa Lope, Cristina; Lechón, Yolanda: Life Cycle Assessment of Biofuel Production. In: Biofuels Production and Processing Technology. CRC Press, 2017 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

2016

  • Corona, Blanca; Rúa, Cristina de la; San Miguel, Guillermo: Socio-economic and environmental effects of concentrated solar power in Spain: A multiregional input output analysis. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 156, 2016, 112-121 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Garraín, Daniel; de la Rúa, Cristina; Lechón, Yolanda: Consequential effects of increased biofuel demand in Spain: Global crop area and CO 2 emissions from indirect land use change. Biomass and Bioenergy 85, 2016, 187-197 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Rodríguez, Irene; Caldés, Natalia; Garrido, Alberto; De La Rúa, Cristina; Lechón, Yolanda: Socioeconomic, Environmental, and Social Impacts of a Concentrated Solar Power Energy Project in Northern Chile. In: Mediterranean Green Buildings & Renewable Energy. Springer International Publishing, 2016 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Rodríguez-Serrano, Irene; Caldés, Natalia; De la Rúa, Cristina; Lechón, Yolanda; Garrido, Alberto: Socioeconomic, environmental and social impacts of a concentrated solar power energy project in Northern Chile. Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability 1, 2016, 5 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Sanfélix, Javier; de la Rúa, Cristina; Schmidt, Jannick; Messagie, Maarten; Van Mierlo, Joeri: Environmental and Economic Performance of an Li-Ion Battery Pack: A Multiregional Input-Output Approach. Energies 9 (8), 2016, 584 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Trieb, Franz; Kern, Juergen; Caldés, Natàlia; de la Rua, Cristina; Frieden, Dorian; Tuerk, Andreas: Rescuing the concept of solar electricity transfer from North Africa to Europe. International Journal of Energy Sector Management 10 (3), 2016, 448-473 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • de la Rúa, Cristina; Lechón, Yolanda: An integrated Multi-Regional Input-Output (MRIO) Analysis of miscanthus biomass production in France: Socio-economic and climate change consequences. Biomass and Bioenergy 94, 2016, 21-30 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

2015

  • Cabal, Helena; Lechón, Yolanda; Caldés, Natalia; de la Rúa, Cristina; García-Gusano, Diego; López-Bernabé, Elena; López-Dóriga, Inés; Santamaría, Marta: Ex Post and Prospective Analyses of Renewable Policies in Spain. In: Lecture Notes in Energy. Springer International Publishing, 2015 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Fazio, Simone; Garraín, Daniel; Mathieux, Fabrice; De la Rúa, Cristina; Recchioni, Marco; Lechón, Yolanda: Method applied to the background analysis of energy data to be considered for the European Reference Life Cycle Database (ELCD). SpringerPlus 4 (1), 2015 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Garraín, Daniel; Fazio, Simone; de la Rúa, Cristina; Recchioni, Marco; Lechón, Yolanda; Mathieux, Fabrice: Background qualitative analysis of the European reference life cycle database (ELCD) energy datasets – part II: electricity datasets. SpringerPlus 4 (1), 2015 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Garraín, Daniel; Fazio, Simone; de la Rúa, Cristina; Recchioni, Marco; Lechón, Yolanda; Mathieux, Fabrice: Background qualitative analysis of the European Reference Life Cycle Database (ELCD) energy datasets – part I: fuel datasets. SpringerPlus 4 (1), 2015 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

2014

  • Zafrilla, Jorge E.; Cadarso, María-Ángeles; Monsalve, Fabio; de la Rúa, Cristina: How Carbon-Friendly Is Nuclear Energy? A Hybrid MRIO-LCA Model of a Spanish Facility. Environmental Science & Technology 48 (24), 2014, 14103-14111 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

2012

  • Sanfélix, Javier; Mathieux, Fabrice; de la Rúa, Cristina; Wolf, Marc-Andree; Chomkhamsri, Kirana: The enhanced LCA Resources Directory: a tool aimed at improving Life Cycle Thinking practices. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 18 (1), 2012, 273-277 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

2011

  • Garraín, Daniel; Lechón, Yolanda; Rúa, Cristina de la: Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFC) in Automotive Applications: Environmental Relevance of the Manufacturing Stage. Smart Grid and Renewable Energy 02 (02), 2011, 68-74 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

2009

  • Lechón, Y.; Cabal, H.; de la Rúa, C.; Caldés, N.; Santamaría, M.; Sáez, R.: Energy and greenhouse gas emission savings of biofuels in Spain's transport fuel. The adoption of the EU policy on biofuels. Biomass and Bioenergy 33 (6-7), 2009, 920-932 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

2008

  • Lechón, Yolanda; de la Rúa, Cristina; Sáez, Rosa: Life Cycle Environmental Impacts of Electricity Production by Solarthermal Power Plants in Spain. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering 130 (2), 2008, 021012 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

2007

  • Rúa, Cristina de la; Lechón, Y; Cabal, H; Lago, C; Izquierdo, L; Sáez, R: Life cycle environmental benefits of biodiesel production and use in Spain. In: Alliance For Global Sustainability Bookseries. Springer Netherlands, 2007 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )