3E modelling with NATEM

Developing global best pratice modelling for an optimal development of the Canadian forest sector for climate change mitigation and economic growth


Client: Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada (Canada)

ESMIA is involved in the conceptualization of a rigorous decision-support framework to help Canada become a global leader in the development of forest bio-products for climate change mitigation and economic growth. Defining optimal strategies regarding the future role of the forest sector requires special refinements in integrated and dynamic energy system models such as NATEM. ESMIA is collaborating with CFS to: 1) represent biomass resources and harvesting strategies at the forest management unit level; 2) model multiple conversion pathways into pulp and paper products, lumber and timber, harvested wood products, biofuels and bio-products; 3) soft link with a Carbon Budget Model for a dynamic biogenic carbon accounting method based on state-of-the-art forest bioscience.

Other projects in this category


Building an online Pathways Explorer for a large variety of net-zero scenarios for Canada

Client: Institut de l’énergie Trottier (IET) and Natural Resources Canada (Canada)


Low-carbon energy supply and sectoral demand scenarios for British Columbia (Canada)

Client: Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, British Columbia (Canada)


Modelling the impacts of the federal Liberal Party’s climate plan and estimating the gap to achieving Canada’s 2050 net-zero target

Client: Clean Prosperity (Canada)