Carbon Transition Model

Grip on carbon flows with Carbon Transition Model


The Carbon Transition Model (CTM) provides the context that is needed to give direction to the transition and jointly determine the most logical sequence of steps. It will support decision-makers in their choice of the various options in the energy and circularity transition. CTM was recently covered in a long-read in the Dutch magazine NPT Procestechnology.

Together with partners from industry, science and society, ISPT and Kalavasta developed a model that supports the transition to carbon circularity. The initiative maps national carbon flows and helps determine the best route to a circular, carbon neutral future.

National and international carbon flows

Kalavasta fed the model with data from public, open sources from Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the Netherlands Emission Authority (NEA), the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) and TNO.

ISPT Team - Geoffrey Schouten ©marc van der kort

There are plenty of ideas and projects. The problem is the lack of context; there is no insight into each others dependence or possible synergy

Geoffrey Schouten – Program Manager

Relevant industrial sites

The 12 most relevant industrial sites in the Netherlands are modeled in the Carbon Transition Model. It contains 6 refineries, 3 naphtha crackers, 2 fertilizer plants and 2 steel plants (also ArcelorMittal in Belgium). As such, the model includes the majority of the Dutch carbon flows and CO2 emissions. The modeling has been carried out down to the level of individual processes and provides insight into aspects such as emissions and energy and material balances.

Dit artikel werd eerder gepubliceerd in magazine NPT Procestechnologie.