Building a database for the cost-optimal deployment of a portfolio of NETPs

In NEGEM, an entire work package is dedicated to an integrated, whole-systems approach for developing nation-specific portfolios of NETPs for Europe, aiming to optimize all member states concurrently. In this context, researchers at Imperial College London developed a comprehensive database on prominent negative emission technologies to support mathematical analyses and techno-economic and environmental assessments of different greenhouse gas removal technologies and their associated deployment implications.

The database consists of an easy-to-use Excel file that can be readily linked to alternative software tools. In the current version, the database includes harmonized data on BECCS, DACCS, afforestation, and enhanced weathering; however, this is an evolving activity, so the repository will be updated to include other emerging new negative emissions technologies and associated data over the course of the project. Notably, to ensure that this database is at the forefront of the NETPs modelling efforts, it will incorporate newer and updated data sources published from project partners and external stakeholders during the project. The rich dataset compiled by the NEGEM team will allow researchers to benchmark emerging technologies and carry out a holistic optimization to identify the best portfolios of technologies.

By the end of the project, the final version will detail a comprehensive, member state-specific database of negative emissions technologies, building on existing knowledge by scaling the costs by social license to operate.

In addition to this, NEGEM partners are working on a bio-geophysics database, to be completed in the next few months. The data will include e.g., region-specific crop yields, global land cover, soil and terrain data, marginal land availability, water availability, CO2 storage availability, and state-specific fuel GHG intensity.

This post is based on a dataset prepared by Nixon Sunny, Solene Chiquier, Piera Patrizio, Niall Mac Dowell (Imperial College London).

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