This document describes the database of the MIDDEN project (Manufacturing Industry Decarbonisation Data Exchange Network), an initiative by PBL and ECN part of TNO. The database contains information on current energy and material consumption of the manufacturing industry in the Netherlands and options for decarbonisation of its processes.
Purpose of the database
By co-signing the Paris Agreement, the Netherlands, as part of the EU, has committed to far-reaching greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for 2050, in order to mitigate global warming and the associated climate risks. For energy consumption and energy-consuming processes that currently rely heavily on fossil fuels, the consequences are wide-ranging.
One of the areas where many changes are required - with large uncertainties about what these entail - is the manufacturing industry. The MIDDEN project aims to support industry, policymakers, analysts, and the energy sector in their common efforts to achieve deep decarbonisation.
Scope of the database based on direct emissions
Our scope is based on the entities that report their direct emissions to the Dutch Emissions Authority. Furthermore, we apply the following two selection criteria:
- Emissions over the 2013-2017 period must average more than 10 kt CO2 equivalents.
- The entities do not solely produce electricity.
- United Nations: The Paris Agreement
- Dutch Emissions Authority: Emission data industry
- Government of the Netherlands: State Secretary Dijksma signs the Climate Agreement at the United Nations (in Dutch)