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The effects of industrial policymaking on the economics of low-emission technologies: the TRANSid model

T. Gerres, J.P. Chaves, P. Linares

Energy Storage and Saving Vol. 2, nº. 3, pp. 513 - 521


Basic materials such as steel, cement, aluminium, and (petro)chemicals are the building blocks of industrialised societies. However, their production is extremely energy and emission intensive. Hence, these industries need to decarbonise over the next decades to keep global warming at least below 2°C. However, low-emission industrial-scale production processes are not commercially available for any of these basic materials and require policy support to ensure their large-scale diffusion over the upcoming decades. Hence, the novel TRANSid (Transition to industry decarbonisation) model analyses the framework conditions that enable large-scale investment decisions in climate-friendly basic material options. We present a simplified case study of the cement sector to demonstrate the process by which the model optimises investment and operational costs in carbon capture technology by 2050. Furthermore, we demonstrate that extending the model to other sectors allows for the analysis of industry- and sector-specific policy options.

Resumen divulgativo:

El modelo TRANSid (Transición a la industria descarbonizada) analiza las decisiones de inversión en materiales básicos amigables con el clima. Un caso de estudio del sector cementero muestra cómo el modelo optimiza la inversión y el funcionamiento de la tecnología de captura de carbono.





Palabras Clave: Deep decarbonisation; Industrial policy; Basic material sector; Industry transition; Emission pricing; Carbon capture

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Publicado en papel: Septiembre 2023.

Publicado on-line: Abril 2023.

T. Gerres, J.P. Chaves, P. Linares, The effects of industrial policymaking on the economics of low-emission technologies: the TRANSid model. Energy Storage and Saving. Vol. 2, nº. 3, pp. 513 - 521, Septiembre 2023. [Online: Abril 2023]

    Líneas de investigación:
  • Modelado de procesos industriales y tecnologías de descarbonización industrial
  • Diseño y evaluación de políticas para la descarbonización industrial