A new educational platform KAOS

Educating the future generation on how to tackle the climate crisis is essential.

Energy Modelling Lab has developed a new educational platform KAOS, containing exercises within Mathematics, Social science, Geography, and Physics.

The platform focuses on climate change and energy system modelling and provides the students with the challenging task within Energy systems and planning, Carbon budgets, agriculture scenarios, and more.

Try it out: kaos.world

Duration: June – April 2021

Team: Kenneth Karlsson, Alexandra O’Sullivan Freltoft

Collaborators: Jette Hagesen from Envice

Client: Børne- og Undervisningsministeriet

Web platform: kaos.world

Reducing air pollution saves billions of kroner

When discussing how expensive the green transition becomes for the Danish society, it is important to consider more aspects than only the investments needed.

Our results show that when looking solely on the saved health costs from the reduction in air pollution, the society can save 10 to 20 billion Danish kroner per year.

Several Danish studies estimates the cost of the transition to be approximately 13 to 26 billion Danish kroner a year from 2025 to the year when the transition is complete. These costs often do not include the savings for the society in terms of, e.g., less air pollution.

Read the full analysis (Danish):

Energy planning in Ukraine

The main objective of the project is to support Ukraine in planning for their future green energy system.

The project is part of a partnership program between Ukraine and Denmark, to achieve the goals of the Energy Strategy of Ukraine for 2050.

Building DK-BioRes

Improving and updating the Energy System Model for Ukraine (TIMES-Ukraine), to contain the newest trends and technologies.

The model is used for long term energy system and climate policy planning.

Supporting the development of the Action Plan, showing the road towards national green house gas reductions in Ukraine.

Duration: September 2020 – April 2021

EML Team: Mikkel Bosack Simonsen

Client and collaborators: Danish Energy Agency, The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources in Ukraine

Model: TIMES-Ukraine

Clean energy in Korean schools

The Korea New Green Deal highlights that a total of $15.3 billion is invested, in Zero Energy Public Buildings by 2025. The focus on Zero Energy Buildings have a specific target on schools including remodeling old school buildings. The aim is to make them energy-efficient and run by solar power.

In this study Energy Modeling Lab analyses the impacts from changing the energy supply in South Korea’s school buildings. The three focus areas are on greenhouse gasses, air pollution and health, and economic consequences.

Implementation date: March 2021 – May 2021

Contact person: Till ben Brahim

Engaging in the modelling community

The Energy Technology Systems Analysis Programme (ETSAP) is an active network of modelers around the world.

Energy Modelling Lab is engaging in the biannual ETSAP workshops, that focus on the practice of modelling. We also participate in training activities and collaboration on projects related to the improvement of ETSAP tools such as the TIMES models.

The contribution to these workshops are based on current and future projects, particular within EU, Nordic and Danish research programs.


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.

Building DK-BioRes

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.

Duration: 2020

EML contact: Kenneth Karlsson

Model: The Danish Energy System Model (TIMES-DK)

Time slicing tool for energy models

It is crucial to select suitable time slices in an energy model. Including time intervals with high demand is important, since leaving them out might create misleading results and bad investments.

Energy Modelling Lab created a smart tool for flexible time slice selection. The tool has been designed for the Danish energy system model (TIMES-DK).

Duration: November 2019 – March 2020

EML contact: Kenneth Karlsson

Client: Danish Energy Agency

Model: the Danish energy system model (TIMES-DK)