The biogas module contains both existing and new plants
The model can now utilize the 89 existing biogas plants in Denmark, and it can choose to invest in new biogas plants, when searching for solutions to cover our future energy demand.
Each plant can take classic biomasses such as manure or straw as input and generates both biogas and a fiber fraction, which can be utilized in for example pyrolysis processes. But the model is also ready to use new types of biomass like seaweed in future biogas plants.
Restrictions and regulation
A couple restrictions have been added to the biogas plants. In this way the model results become more realistic:
A maximum dry matter content for each biogas plant.
The possibilities for sustainable heating and cooling are many, but where is central heating the best option? And what local heat sources are available in different areas? These are some of the questions we are going to help answer in Dublin.
A cool collaboration
Energy Modelling Lab has joined the TEN21 project. Here we are going to help cities all over Europe deliver climate friendly thermal energy.
TEN21 consists of a strong team. Firstly energy modelers build a digital version of the heat system. Thereafter we use the model output to create net zero scenarios. Finally investment experts step in to ensure the plans can become reality. This ensures the entire development path from early planning to financing the implementation.
Sewage as part of the future heating and cooling?
If you want to learn more about recycling heat from for example sewage, metros, and datacenters, then go to TEN21.eu.
MODELLING DUBLIN We develop an optimization model within the TIMES-framework.
First and foremost covers the heat and power sector in Dublin. But this model has an especially high level of detail.
NEUTRAL SCENARIOS Energy Modelling Lab is developing a series of CO2-neutral scenarios for cooling and heating in Dublin.
In this way we can find the perfect fit for each district.
What is needed for the Danish agriculture and forestry to become climate neutral? How should the limited Danish area be distributed in the future? How can we utilize the available Danish biomass resources?
These are some of the tricky questions the Danish bio-resource model (DK-BioRes) can help answering.
If you want to create your own scenarios, the model is available open source in our GitHub repository.
Energy Modelling Lab has developed the flow-based model DK-BioRes containing all Danish biomass resources from both agriculture, forestry and aquaculture.
The model serves as a foundation for political decisions towards reaching the national climate goals.
The model can be connected to the full national energy model, DK-TIMES.
TRAINING THE USERS
A crucial part of the project is training the analysts from the Danish Energy Agency in using the DK-BioRes model.
Through the series of courses Energy Modelling Lab has been training both regular and super users.
The project Nordic Clean Energy Scenarios aims at identifying technological solutions to a fully carbon neutral Nordic region. It further aims at developing energy scenarios for the Nordic energy sector enabling the Nordic commitment to reach carbon neutrality.
Collaborating on finding the right solutions
NCES2020 brings together nine teams from four Nordic countries, with complementing modelling and analytical skills. Combined with use of open access energy system models and data, this strengthens Nordic cooperation and expertise in energy modelling.
It is a key piece in the future energy puzzle to capture carbon. CO2 is captured directly from the air, from industry chimneys or in agriculture. This carbon can be used for two things. Either you can produce CO2-neutral fuels through Power2X-technologies. Alternatively the CO2 can be stored in the ground.
The project investigates the cost, potential and limitations to the carbon streams.
MODELLING These new technologies, that can deliver and utilise carbon capture, was added to the Danish Energy System Model (TIMES-DK). This allows the model to run scenarios that achieves long term climate neutrality.