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Regionalization of CarboMoG

Regionalization of CarboMoG
Project team:

Poganietz, Witold-Roger (Project leader), Mauricio Cote Alarcón

Start date:

2010

End date:

2014

Project partners:Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute for Applied Computer Science (IAI)
Research group:

Energy – resources, technologies, systems

Project description

Although the source of greenhouse gas emissions seems to be irrelevant for the climate change, the causes and also the impacts of climate change can be observed on a local and on a regional level (e.g., changed micro-climate with its impacts not only on agriculture). Equally, global strategies that are meant to have an impact on climate change have to be translated to the local and the regional level in order to generate gains (e.g., availability of land for biomass production). Furthermore, it cannot be assumed that carbon sinks are equally distributed all over the world. Therefore, a spatial analysis of the impacts of different carbon management strategies seems to be opportune.

The aim of the project was to develop a stable and flexible tool for a spatial-dynamic analysis of different carbon management strategies, as far as technologies are concerned, jointly with KIT IAI.

The tool bases on the model CarboMoG (Carbon Flow Model of Germany) which was developed at the Institute. CarboMoG is a process-based material flow model which shows the carbon flows in Germany. The aim of the model is to identify and quantify the impacts of technologies on the environment - primarily, concerning greenhouse gas emissions and resource demands - as well as on the structure and on the amount of material and energy flows within a macroeconomic context. To generate a broad effect the adapted model used open-source software as well as open-source data. As to IT, the model will employ a relational web-enabled data base.

Although the focus within the project was on energy technologies, non-energy technologies also were considered.

Publications


2015
Journal Articles
2014
Presentations
Poganietz, W.-R.; Cote Alarcón, M.
Dynamic modelling of woody raw materials.
2014. Seminar an der Waseda Universität (2014), Tokyo, Japan, October 27, 2014 
Poganietz, W. R.; Kondo, Y.; Gehrmann, H. J.; Nakamura, S.
Load flexible plant concepts - a comparative analysis from a life-cycle perspective.
2014. EcoBalance 2014, Tsukuba, J, October 27-30, 2014 Book of Abstracts 29G2-2 
2013
Presentations
Cote Alarcón, M.; Poganietz, W.-R.; Schebek, L.
Dynamic modeling of anthropogenic carbon stocks - analysis of the pulp and paper industry.
2013. 7th International Society for Industrial Ecology Biennial Conference (ISIE 2013), Ulsan, South Korea, June 25–28, 2013 
2012
Conference Papers
Weidemann, R.; Poganietz, W. R.; Lutz, R.; Grieß, C.
A toolbox for building up process-based, macro-economic material flow models.
2012. Proc.of the 26th Internat. Conf.on Informatics, Informatics for Environmental Protection, Sustainable Development and Risk Management, Dessau, August 29-31, 2012. Ed.: H. Arndt, 533–540, Shaker Verl., Aachen 
Presentations
Weidemann, R.; Poganietz, W. R.; Lutz, R.; Grieß, C.
A toolbox for building up process-based, macro-economic material flow models.
2012. 26th Internat.Conf.on Informatics, Informatics for Environmental Protection, Sustainable Development and Risk Management, Dessau, August 29-31, 2012 
Posters
Cote-Alarcon, M.; Poganietz, W. R.; Schebek, L.
Dynamic stock-and-flow modelling of carbon-based final products in Germany.
2012. Socio-Economic Metabolism : MFA-ConAccount Section Conf., Darmstadt, September 26-28, 2012 

Contact

Dr. Witold-Roger Poganietz
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)
P.O. Box 3640
76021 Karlsruhe
Germany

Tel.: +49 721 608-28180
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