The breadth and coverage of analytical expertise in the IEA Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs) are unique assets that underpin IEA efforts to support innovation for energy security, economic growth and environmental protection. The 39 TCPs operating today involve about 6 000 experts from government, industry and research organisations in more than 50 countries1.


TCP news

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Fuel and technology alternatives for commercial vehicles

Commercial goods vehicles represent around 25% of the total energy used in transport and are the second largest segment after passenger cars. In the "COMVEC" project from the AMF TCP, eight countries from four continents teamed up to generate performance data (energy efficiency, exhaust emissions) for commercial vehicles. The conclusions and key messages can be found in the final report Fuel and Technology Alternatives for Commercial Vehicles. A 2-page summary of key messages is also available here.    

National strategies and plans for fuel cells and infrastucture

This recent report from the AFC TCP summarises the strategies and programs of its eight member countries and aims to provide as comprehensive an overview as possible of the technology in each of the countries. Download from the publications page here.  

TCP on Advanced Motor Fuels October 2016 newsletter

The October 2016 issue of the AMFI Newsletter from the AMF TCP, with contributions from a team of authors in North America, Europe and Asia, is now available on the AMF TCP website here

Alcohol applications in compression ignition engines

The recently finalised two-year project by the AMF TCP on the application of neat alcohols in compression ignition engines has shown that neat alcohols can be applied at very high compression ratios in diesel engines with the same performance as conventional diesel fuel. More information on the project plus the full project report are available here

TCP on Advanced Motor Fuels 2015 Annual Report

The 2015 Annual Report from the AMF TCP includes country reports from all 17 member countries, providing detailed information on the political framework and the current production and use of advanced motor fuels, as well as reports on all twelve current AMF TCP projects. Download here

TCP on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles 2015 Annual Report

Now available for download from the HEV TCP, the 2015 Annual Report featuring news updates from its 21 member countries. Download from the HEV TCP website here

Feasibility of natural gas as as pathways for motor vehicles

This new report from the AMF TCP - Feasibility of Natural Gas Pathways for Motor Vehicles: an International Comparison - assesses the most feasible natural gas pathways for six countries - Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, Israel and the United States. Download here.  

Status of deployment of molten carbonate fuel cells

This recent report from the AFC TCP gives an updated overview of the status of deployment of molten carbonate fuel cells in the world as of 2015. Download here   

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