Carbon Transition Model

Project Leader - John Kerkhoven

The Carbon Transition Model is a transparent, fact-based, open source model to support the sustainability transition of fossil intensive industries towards 2030 and 2050. Mapping out raw material, energy and emission flows, and exploring how these change with different sustainability options, the Carbon Transition Model can be used by decision makers in government, industry, energy and society as a decision support tool for realizing a just industry transition and meeting emissions targets.

Creating a larger perspective

Currently, companies and industry clusters individually develop strategic plans on how they could reduce carbon emissions. Most of these plans have included a limited scope and focus on a small part of a large industrial system. However, it is crucial to put the plans and specific technology development in the perspective of a large, interconnected and clustered industrial system by assessing these plans and developments for their impact on national, regional and global physical flows of carbon.

For that purpose, an integral Carbon Transition Model (CTM) is being built that connects to the need for shared understanding of the associated constraints, dependencies and opportunities of the dual transition. Only in such a system-in-transition context we can get a better grip on what emissions are produced and how they can be reduced.

Joint exploration of the Carbon Transition Model

In an ongoing dialogue, government, energy sector, industry and society are exploring the possible routes to a circular and carbon-neutral process industry. At ISPT, we believe that this dialogue can only be successful if everyone has the same information, has an overview of the total system and knows what the alternative routes are. There needs to be a shared insight into the interdependencies and possible synergies in the complex transition of companies and industry clusters, and into the requirements of these transitions for the supporting infrastructure.

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Sustainable development goals

This project contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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