Academy of Finland  
Funding decision
Organisation Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT
Project title Industrial Emissions and CO2 Direct Removal Options – Advancing High-Resolution Energy System Modelling with Pathway Analyses for achieving ambitious Climate Targets
Applicant / Contact person Breyer, Christian
Decision No. 343053
Decision date 03.06.2021
Funding period 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2024
Funding 450 000
Project description
The research project will develop a new methodological approach to overcome the limitations inherent in existing models that are used for scenario-based projections of energy system transition. The approach involves the analysis of two important components of energy system transition, i.e. the industrial sector, including feedstock demand, and CO2 direct removal options comprising afforestation, CO2 direct air capture and bioenergy carbon capture and storage, and the implementation of these components into a leading Energy System Model (ESM). For the first time, a modelling approach will be presented that can deal with the analysis of energy system transition pathways towards full sustainability in high resolution and flexibility for all energy-related sectors. The novel methods may also serve the advancement of other ESMs and thus generate substantial scientific impact. Strong collaboration networks with leading scientific partners enable substantial scientific impact.