Renewable Gas : A Network of Modellers

The development of Renewable Gas requires more and better cooperation and coordination between state and corporate actors than previously seen.

With Renewable Gas, we are not only dealing with operations in an often vertically-integrated energy sector, we are also networking with chemical engineers and the agricultural sector.

The range of potential material inputs for Renewable Gas include electrical power, water, biomass, waste gases and recycled solid waste.

Precise modelling of the contribution that Renewable Gas can and could play in the global economy will be near-nigh impossible, and yet modelling and projections must be done, to scope out scenarios and thereby build strategies.

Some of the organisations listed in this table (see below) have already started to add Renewable Gas in their outlooks, calculations, models and reviews.

We can expect to see more in this field in the very near future.

Table : A Selection of Energy and Chemical Process Modelling Organisations
Organisation Project Model Links


National Government and International Agencies
IEA
International Energy Agency

working with :-

OECD
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development
WEO
World Energy Outlook
WEM
World Energy Model
https://www.iea.org/topics/world-energy-outlook

https://www.iea.org/reports/world-energy-model

WEB
World Energy Balances

a. Energy Balances of OECD Countries

b. Energy Balances of Non-OECD Countries

World Energy Statistics

a. Energy Statistics of OECD Countries

b. Energy Statistics of Non-OECD Countries
https://www.iea.org/subscribe-to-data-services/world-energy-balances-and-statistics
ETP
Energy Technology Perspectives
MoMo
Mobility Model
https://www.iea.org/topics/energy-technology-perspectives
WEI
World Energy Investment
https://www.iea.org/reports/world-energy-investment-2019
IEA-ETSAP
International Energy Agency
Energy Technology Systems Analysis Programme
MARKAL
MARKet ALlocation

TIMES
The Integrated MARKAL-EFOM System

https://iea-etsap.org/index.php/etsap-tools/model-generators/markal

https://iea-etsap.org/index.php/etsap-tools/model-generators/times
ICCT
International Council on Clean Transportation
Roadmap https://theicct.org/transportation-roadmap
EIA
United States Energy Information Administration
IEO
International Energy Outlook

AEO
Annual Energy Outlook (US only)

STEO
Short-Term Energy Outlook (US only)
NEMS
National Energy Modelling System
https://www.eia.gov/outlooks/ieo/

https://www.eia.gov/outlooks/aeo/

https://www.eia.gov/outlooks/steo/
UN
United Nations
IPCC
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
AR5
Fifth Assessment Report

WG I
Working Group 1
Chapter 12
Long-term Climate Change Projections, Commitments and Irreversibility

WG III
Working Group 3
Chapter 7
Energy Systems

SRES
Special Report on Emissions Scenarios
RCP
Representative Concentration Pathways

IAMs
Integrated Assessment Models

SSPs
Shared Socioeconomic Pathways
https://unfccc.int/topics/science/workstreams/cooperation-with-the-ipcc/the-fifth-assessment-report-of-the-ipcc

https://www.carbonbrief.org/explainer-how-shared-socioeconomic-pathways-explore-future-climate-change

https://skepticalscience.com/rcp.php

https://www.resilience.org/stories/2019-08-26/explainer-the-high-emissions-rcp8-5-global-warming-scenario/
OPEC
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
WOO
World Oil Outlook

MOMR
Monthly Oil Market Report

ASB
Annual Statistical Bulletin
https://www.opec.org/opec_web/en/publications/340.htm

https://woo.opec.org/pdf-download-es/index.php

https://woo.opec.org/pdf-download/

https://www.opec.org/opec_web/en/publications/3049.htm

https://www.opec.org/opec_web/en/publications/338.htm

https://www.opec.org/opec_web/en/publications/202.htm
GECF
Gas Exporting Countries Forum
GGO
Global Gas Outlook 2040

ASB
Annual Statistical Bulletin

Global Gas Model https://www.gecf.org/insights/global-gas-outlook?d=2019&p=1

https://www.gecf.org/insights/annual-statistics-bulletin?d=2019&p=1
IIASA
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
GEA
Global Energy Assessment
MAGICC
Model for Greenhouse Gas Induced Climate Change

MESSAGE
Model for Energy Supply Systems and General Environmental impact
MESSAGE-Transport
MESSAGE-GLOBIOM
MESSAGE-MACRO

GAINS
Greenhouse Gas Air Pollution Interaction and Synergies

MEDEE-2
Energy Demand Model
https://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/research/Flagship-Projects/Global-Energy-Assessment/About/Home-GEA1.en.html

https://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/research/researchPrograms/Energy/MESSAGE-MAGICC.en.html
WEC
World Energy Council
World Energy Scenarios

“World Energy Scenarios : 2019 : Exploring Innovation Pathways to 2040”
World Energy Issues Model https://www.worldenergy.org/transition-toolkit/world-energy-scenarios

https://www.worldenergy.org/publications/entry/world-energy-scenarios-2019-european-regional-perspectives
WEF
World Economic Forum
The Global Future Council on Energy https://www.weforum.org/communities/the-future-of-energy
IRENA
International Renewable Energy Agency
“Advanced Biofuels : What Holds Them Back ?”

“Hydrogen : A renewable energy perspective”

“Future of Wind”

“Future of solar photovoltaic”
Global Energy Transformation Roadmap

REmap Renewable Energy Roadmaps

“Global energy transformation : A roapmap to 2050”

“Global energy transformation : The REmap transition pathway”

https://www.irena.org/publications/2019/Apr/Global-energy-transformation-A-roadmap-to-2050-2019Edition

https://www.irena.org/publications/2019/Apr/Global-energy-transformation-The-REmap-transition-pathway

https://www.irena.org/remap

https://www.irena.org/publications/2019/Nov/Advanced-biofuels-What-holds-them-back

https://www.irena.org/publications/2019/Sep/Hydrogen-A-renewable-energy-perspective

https://www.irena.org/publications/2019/Oct/Future-of-wind

https://www.irena.org/publications/2019/Nov/Future-of-Solar-Photovoltaic
JODI
Joint Organisations Data Initiative
JODI Oil

JODI Gas
JODI Oil World Database

JODI Gas World Database
https://www.jodidata.org/oil/

https://www.jodidata.org/gas/
EC
European Commission
The Energy Roadmap 2050 https://www.roadmap2050.eu/
EU
European Union
EU Reference Scenario 2016 : Energy, transport and GHG Emissions : trends to 2050 https://op.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/aed45f8e-63e3-47fb-9440-a0a14370f243/language-en
PBL
Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
IMAGE
Integrated Model to Assess the Global Environment

TIMER

The Targets IMage Energy Regional Model

https://models.pbl.nl/image/index.php/Welcome_to_IMAGE_3.0_Documentation

https://models.pbl.nl/image/index.php/Energy_supply_and_demand

https://www.pbl.nl/en/publications/TheTargetsIMageEnergyRegionalTIMERModelTechnicalDocumentation
UK Government

BEIS
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

formerly :-
DECC
Department for Energy and Climate Change
2050 Pathways

The UK 2050 Calculator

The Global Calculator
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/2050-pathways-analysis

http://classic.2050.org.uk/pathways/11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111/primary_energy_chart/comparator/10111111111111110111111001111110111101101101110110111

http://tool.globalcalculator.org/globcalc.html?levers=22rfoe2e13be1111c2c2c1n31hfjdcef222hp233f211111fn2211111111/dashboard/en
World Bank Energy & Extractives Open Data Platform

Global Energy Statistical Yearbook
(with Enerdata)

Global Solar Atlas

Global Wind Atlas

Energy & Mining
https://energydata.info/

https://yearbook.enerdata.net/

https://globalsolaratlas.info/map

https://globalwindatlas.info/

https://data.worldbank.org/topic/energy-and-mining?view=chart


Non-Governmental Organisations
INRIC / Balaton Group
International Network of Resource Information Centers
The Limits to Growth

Limits to Growth : the 30 year update
World 3



World3/2004
http://www.balatongroup.org/
WRI
World Resources Institute
The World Resource Report

“Creating a Sustainable Food Future : A Menu of Solutions to Feed Nearly 10 Billion People by 2050”
https://www.wri.org/our-work/project/world-resources-report/wrr

https://www.wri.org/our-work/topics/energy

https://www.wri.org/our-work/project/energy-access

https://www.wri.org/annualreport/2018-19/facing-worlds-biggest-challenges
CAT
Centre for
Alternative
Technology
Zero Carbon Britain :
Rising to the Climate Emergency
November 2019
https://www.cat.org.uk/info-resources/zero-carbon-britain/research-reports/zero-carbon-britain-rising-to-the-climate-emergency/
Global Carbon Project Global Carbon Budget https://www.poyry.com/news/articles/fully-decarbonising-europes-energy-system-2050
RFF
Resources for the Future
GEO
Global Energy Outlook
https://www.rff.org/geo/
C2ES
the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
https://www.c2es.org/event/pathways-to-2050-alternative-scenarios-for-decarbonizing-the-u-s-economy/
Practical Action PPEO
Poor Peoples’ Energy Outlook
TEA
Total Energy Access
https://practicalaction.org/poor-peoples-energy-outlook/


Oil & Gas (& Coal) and Electricity Corporations
BP
BP plc
Energy Outlook (annual)

Statistical Review of World Energy (annual)
https://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/energy-economics/energy-outlook.html

https://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/energy-economics/statistical-review-of-world-energy.html
Shell
Royal Dutch Shell
Scenarios to 2050 World Energy Model

Global Supply Model

Global Energy Resources Database

https://www.shell.com/energy-and-innovation/the-energy-future/scenarios.html

https://www.shell.com/energy-and-innovation/the-energy-future/scenarios/shell-scenarios-energy-models/world-energy-model.html

https://www.shell.com/energy-and-innovation/the-energy-future/scenarios/shell-scenarios-energy-models/global-supply-model.html

https://www.shell.com/energy-and-innovation/the-energy-future/scenarios/shell-scenarios-energy-models/energy-resource-database.html
Shell Energy Transition Report https://www.shell.com/energy-and-innovation/the-energy-future/shell-energy-transition-report.html
Eni WOGR
World Oil, Gas and Renewables Review (annual)
https://www.eni.com/en_IT/investors/global-energy-scenarios.page

https://www.eni.com/en_IT/investors/global-energy-scenarios/world-oil-gas-review-eng.page

https://www.eni.com/en_IT/investors/global-energy-scenarios/world-gas-e-renewables-review-2019.page
World Energy Outlook https://www.eni.com/en_IT/investors/global-energy-scenarios/world-energy-outlook.page
ExxonMobil Outlook for Energy

“Outlook for Energy : A Perspective to 2040”
https://corporate.exxonmobil.com/Energy-and-environment/Looking-forward/Outlook-for-Energy

https://corporate.exxonmobil.com/Energy-and-environment/Looking-forward/Outlook-for-Energy/Outlook-for-Energy-A-perspective-to-2040
Equinor
(formerly Statoil)
Energy Perspectives https://www.equinor.com/en/how-and-why/energy-perspectives.html
Total “Total and the climate”

“Integrating Climate Into Our Strategy”

Infographics

https://www.total.com/en/dossiers/total-and-climate

https://www.sustainable-performance.total.com/en/total-releases-its-integrating-climate-our-strategy-report-2019

https://www.total.com/en/media/infographics
Engie “A World of Energy”

ally of :
Hydrogen Council
https://www.engie.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/worldofenergy_va_2017.pdf

http://documents.engie.com/publications/VA/A_world_of_energy_2015.pdf

https://hydrogeneurope.eu/member/engie
Vattenfall “Hydrogen, an important step towards independence from fossil fuels” https://group.vattenfall.com/press-and-media/news–press-releases/newsroom/2019/hydrogen-an-important-step-towards-independence-from-fossil-fuels
Orsted “Ørsted and partners secure government funding for hydrogen project” https://orsted.com/en/Media/Newsroom/News/2019/08/Orsted-and-partners-secure-government-funding-for-hydrogen-project


Engineering Corporations
DNV GL Energy Transition Outlook
“A Global and Regional Forecast of the Energy Transition to 2050”
https://eto.dnvgl.com/2019/

https://eto.dnvgl.com/2018/

https://eto.dnvgl.com/2017/
Navigant Gas for Climate 2050
“A path to 2050”
https://www.gasforclimate2050.eu/

https://www.navigant.com/experience/energy/2018/gas-for-climate-2050
Poyry Fully decarbonising Europe’s energy system by 2050 (May 2018) https://www.poyry.com/news/articles/fully-decarbonising-europes-energy-system-2050


Management Consultancies
McKinsey & Company

MEI
McKinsey Energy Insights
Global Energy Perspective

Global Oil Supply and Demand Outlook to 2030
Global Oil Supply and Demand Outlook to 2035
https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/oil-and-gas/our-insights/global-energy-perspective-2019

https://www.mckinsey.com/Industries/Oil-and-Gas/How-We-Help-Clients/Energy-Insights/Global-Oil-Supply-Demand-Outlook-to-2035
BCG
Boston Group Consulting
Global Energy Scenario Model https://www.bcg.com/de-de/industries/energy/power-utilities/global-energy-scenario-model.aspx
Bain & Company “Bain’s Global Energy Outlook : Energy Management in the Age of Disruptions” https://www.bain.com/industry-expertise/energy-and-natural-resources/
Deloitte Vision 2040 : Global scenarios for the oil and gas industry https://www2.deloitte.com/by/en/pages/energy-and-resources/articles/vision-2040.html
KPMG
Global Institute
Global Energy Perspective (annual)

Global Trends in Renewable Energy
https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/oil-and-gas/our-insights/global-energy-perspective-2019
EY
Ernst & Young
Energy reimagined https://www.ey.com/en_gl/energy-reimagined


Data and Information Technology Markets
Enerdata

JRC Joint Research Centre European Union IPTS

UGA Université Grenoble Alpes
University of Grenoble
CNRS (Edden Laboratory)
World Energy Forecasts and Modelling POLES
Prospective Outlook on Long-term Energy System

MedPro
(adapted from MEDEE)
https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/scientific-tool/poles-prospective-outlook-long-term-energy-systems

https://www.enerdata.net/solutions/forecasting-models.html

https://www.enerdata.net/solutions/poles-model.html

S&P Global Platts 2020 Outlook

UDI
WEPP
World Electric Power Plants Database
https://www.spglobal.com/platts/en/market-insights/special-reports/oil/2020-outlook

https://www.spglobal.com/platts/en/products-services/electric-power/world-electric-power-plants-database?xmlfile=chinaalert.xml
EnSys Integrated Global WORLD Model

RTEC
Refinery Technology Module
https://www.ensysenergy.com/world/

https://www.ensysenergy.com/files/ensysworld.pdf


Chemical Engineering
PSE gPROMS gPROMS
Model Builder
https://www.psenterprise.com/products/gproms/platform
Aspen Technology Aspen Plus
Aspen HYSYS
https://www.aspentech.com/en/products/engineering/aspen-plus

https://www.aspentech.com/products/engineering/aspen-hysys
Schneider Electric / AVEVA Pro-II/PROVISION

SimSci
PRO/II Process Engineering
https://sw.aveva.com/engineer-procure-construct/process-engineering-and-simulation/pro-ii-process-engineering
Batch Process Technologies inc. BATCHES https://bptechs.com/
ProSim
Process Simulation
ProSim http://www.prosim.net/en/index.php
BR&E
Bryan Research and Engineering, Inc.
ProMax https://bre.com/ProMax-New.aspx
Honeywell UniSim https://www.honeywellprocess.com/en-US/explore/products/advanced-applications/unisim/Pages/default.aspx
Chemstations ChemCAD https://www.chemstations.com/CHEMCAD/


Universities and Research Institutes
UKERC
United Kingdom Energy Research Centre
UKERC Energy 2050

“Energy 2050 – Making the Transition to a Secure Low-Carbon Energy System”
http://www.ukerc.ac.uk/programmes/flagship-projects/ukerc-energy-2050.html
MIT
Massachussetts Institute of Technology
The Future of… Studies

Food, Water and Energy Outlook
https://energy.mit.edu/research-type/future-of/

https://globalchange.mit.edu/publications/signature/2018-food-water-energy-climate-outlook
Stanford University EMF
Energy Modelling Forum
https://emf.stanford.edu/
OEAP
OpenEnergy Platform
Otto von Guericke University
openmod
Open Energy Modelling Initiative
PLEXOS Integrated Energy Model https://openenergy-platform.org/about/

https://openenergy-platform.org/factsheets/models/152/
PNNL
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

ITS
Institute of Transportation Studies

University of California, Davis

University of Maryland
GCAM
Global Change
Assessment
Model

http://www.globalchange.umd.edu/gcam/
UBA
Umwelt Bundes Amt
(German Environment Agency)

University of Iceland

Center of Environmental and Climate Research, Lund University Sweden
World6 https://www.umweltbundesamt.de/en/publikationen/the-world-model-development-the-integrated
PIK
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
REMIND
Regionalized Model of Investments and Development
https://www.pik-potsdam.de/research/transformation-pathways/models/remind
Energy Planning Research Group, Aalborg University, Denmark EnergyPLAN https://www.energyplan.eu/
GENI
Global Energy Network Institute
GMI
Global Model Index
http://www.geni.org/
GCI
Global Commons Institute
C&C
Contraction & Convergence
“Climate Truth & Reconciliation”
http://gci.org.uk/
IET
The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Transitioning to Hydrogen :
Assessing the engineering risks and uncertainties
https://www.theiet.org/impact-society/sectors/energy/energy-news/transitioning-to-hydrogen-assessing-the-engineering-risks-and-uncertainties/
Lappeenranta University of Technology in Finland Internet of Energy Model http://neocarbonenergy.fi/internetofenergy/
NASA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
POWER Project Data Sets https://power.larc.nasa.gov/
Purdue University

Department of Agricultural Economics

Center for Global Trade Analysis
GTAP
Energy Research
https://www.gtap.agecon.purdue.edu/models/Energy/default.asp