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Abstract

The initial version of the EFOM model has enabled us to realize numerous case studies which have brought to light the model's weaknesses. The present study's purpose is to improve these precise points. Thus, to underline its flexibility of adaptation the existing PETROLE model needed to be replaced by a more complex representation of the refining sector. It was also useful to introduce explicitly the specification constraints for the different final products. Furthermore, it seemed important to represent our energy system's opportunities of reconversion to coal. Thus, the use of coal in industry has been modelized independently of other fuels. Simultaneously, the potential of equipment reconvertible at medium term has been evaluated. Particular attention has been given to coal conversion techniques: underground gazification, surface gazification and liquefaction. Then, the representation of the nuclear fuel cycle has been improved, though it still doesn't take into account the dynamic aspect of the cycle. This is due to the software. Finally, energy saving measures have been considered in the EFOM model. In particular, insulation of dwellings has been integrated as well as techniques of national use of energy in the different industrial sectors. A case-study incorporating all these modifications concludes the work.

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Authors: GUILMOT J F UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN, LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE (BELGIUM), UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN, LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9475 FR (1984) MF, 281 P., BFR 360, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 1405, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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