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Maarten Afman

Maarten Afman MSc
researcher/consultant

With my technical and administrative background, I am involved in research and consultancy that  provides clients insight into the technical, economic and environmental effects of alternative policy options and how best to compare them. My input to projects typically consists of technical know-how, quantitative data processing, analysis of feedstock and production chains, performing life cycle assessments (LCA) or calculating carbon footprints and model development, generally followed by writing reports and recommendations.

Much of the work I do is for the following sectors: ICT, energy, chemical and other industries, waste processing, the built environment and transport. The clients are industries, trade associations, ministries and NGOs.

Recent projects include:

  • Analysing state-of-the-art technologies for ultra-efficient new-build data centres, including model calculations of energy efficiency and costs.

  • Projecting the effects of potential reviews of the European Fuel Quality Directive: do requirements on lifecycle carbon footprints simply less tar-sand extraction in Canada?

  • Calculating a shadow price for phosphorus scarcity: if we close the phosphorus cycle and avoid wastage of this irreplaceable and crucial nutrient, how can this be characterised?

I have been working at CE Delft since late 2010. Prior to that I was employed at the Energy and industry section of Delft Technological University, where I conducted exploratory quantitative modelling studies on the effects of government interventions in complex infrastructure. At Delft TU I graduated in Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis & Management, building on previous experience in ICT and Applied Physics, also at Delft TU.

Tweets by @cedelft

Waarom kiezen voor de planeconomie? Column Frans Rooijers over Klimaat- en Energieakkoord #energieakkoord op Energi… https://t.co/S4PPQTlB8z
13-12-2017 09:55

Article - Evaluating the environmental impact of debit card payments https://t.co/IfnNwC3p0b
07-12-2017 16:23

Rapport Net voor de Toekomst - scenario's voor investeringskeuzes van netbeheerders in infrastructuren https://t.co/W4mUsLCuZ0
07-12-2017 16:04

Gezamenlijke visie om Omgevingswet, regionale energiestrategie en warmtetransitieplan lokaal gelijk te gebruiken… https://t.co/YwHhzl338d
06-12-2017 16:30

Position paper @CEDelft t.b.v. hoorzitting/rondetafelgesprek Kunststofketen en zwerfafval Tweede Kamer d.d. 30 nove… https://t.co/fLEooSyZL6
30-11-2017 12:32