Commodity Description

MUSE handles a configurable number and type of commodities which are primarily used to represent energy, services, pollutants/emissions. The commodities for the simulation as a whole are defined in a csv file with the following structure.

Global commodities

Commodity

CommodityType

CommodityName

CommodityEmissionFactor_CO2

HeatRate

Unit

Coal

Energy

hardcoal

94.6

29

PJ

Agricultural-residues

Energy

agrires

112

15.4

PJ

Commodity

represents the extended name of a commodity

CommodityType

defines the type of a commodity (i.e. energy, material or environmental)

CommodityName

is the internal name used for a commodity inside the model.

CommodityEmissionFactor_CO2

is CO2 emission per unit of commodity flow

HeatRate

represents the lower heating value of an energy commodity

Unit

is the unit used as a basis for all the input data. More specifically the model allows a totally flexible way of defining the commodities. CommodityName is currently the only column used internally as it defines the names of commodities and needs to be used consistently across all the input data files. The remaining columns of the file are only relevant for the user internal reference for the original sets of assumptions used.