Energetics Develops Industrial Decarbonization Analysis Tool

06, Nov

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Industrial Efficiency & Decarbonization Office has released the Environmentally Extended Input-Output for Industrial Decarbonization Analysis (EEIO-IDA) Tool, which was developed by a team of Energetics analysts. EEIO-IDA is an Excel-based modeling tool for analyzing industrial and supply chain emissions. Users can use the tool for scenario (“what if”) analysis, looking at how a sector or subsector can control emissions by adjusting fuel mix, electric grid generation mix, electrification, carbon capture, and other factors.

The tool considers emissions from across the U.S. economy, focusing on the industrial sector, and can determine emissions for 25 industrial subsectors. EEIO-IDA can be used to explore and visualize Scope 1, 2, and 3 (i.e., including supply chain emissions) emissions for each subsector. Custom scenarios for decarbonization can be created using adjustable parameters that align with the DOE Industrial Decarbonization Roadmap. Tool output then allows the user to evaluate the impacts of those changes on emissions from the subsector in question, the subsector’s supply chain, and the overall economy.

The tool has a 2018 base year, consistent with the most recent Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey and Manufacturing Energy and Carbon Footprints. (The latter is also an Energetics-led reference—comprehensive analyses of energy use and emissions across manufacturing sectors—that has been updated periodically for 20 years.)

The EEIO-IDA tool is now available on the DOE website.

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