I am currently working as a researcher under a European commission funded project for energy system modelling for the North sea region (ENSYSTRA). More information about the project can be found here (https://ensystra.eu/).
There are 15 different research topics and a Phd researcher has been assigned to each one of them. I am working as ESR-08 (https://ensystra.eu/research-projects/vacancy-esr-8-energy-efficient-production-and-waste-heat-utilisation/) and am responsible for energy efficient production and waste heat recovery technologies in energy intensive industries. Based on my initial research , i believe the objective would be to create a technology database with learning curves for different technologies which will be used to create different scenarios. The amount of information required in this database will define the depth of my research for each technology.I am going to focus on steel , petrochemical, cement aluminium and paper industry.
I tried finding such a database online (open-source if any) but could not find any. I came across references to the ETSAP database of technologies but its not open source. I looked at the data part of the openmodwiki and i think this is one of the pending works. (https://wiki.openmod-initiative.org/wiki/Industrial_demand)
I thought i will connect with the community at the initial stages of the research work to get an idea of the framework I should follow. Any comments, suggestions would be extremely helpful.