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 38 TCPs operating today involve about 6 000 experts from government, industry and research organisations in more than 50 countries1.

TCP news


Supply chain costs of biomass cofiring

This webinar from the CCC TCP  on 24 January will review the supply chain costs of biomass cofiring. analysis of the emissions associated with biomass utilisation, and the possible effects of government policy on future deployment. Register here.

International CCS Summer School 2018

Applications are open until 23 February for the GHG TCP 2018 Summer School. This yearly event, designed for young scientists and researchers, will take place in Trondheim, Norway during the week commencing 25 June 2018. The programme covers every aspect of CCS and aims to present the most recent information available. More...

Nexus of oil and gas and renewables in the energy future

Presentations from a recent two-day workshop on the nexus of oil and gas and renewables in the energy future, organised by the GOTCP and NREL, are now available for download here.  

Greenhouse News - December 2017

The December issue of Greenhouse News from the GHG TCP includes an update on COP23, and other recent developments in the field of greenhouse gas abatement and mitigation, including key messages from the latest technical reports. Download here. 

Briefing papers on GHG mitigation and CCS

The GHG TCP produces twice-yearly briefing papers to inform the broader community of developments in both greenhouse gas mitigation and the technical status of CCS. The GHG Mitigation Brief aims to summarise key climate change science, policy and technology developments in a six-month period while the CCS Technical Status Brief aims to summarise recent key technical developments in CCS. Download here.  

Advanced ultrasupercritical power plant

The development and demonstration of metal alloys which can operate at steam conditions up to 700 degrees celsius is essential for raising the efficiency of coal power plant towards 50% and beyond and holds enormous potential for reducing global CO2 emissions. This workshop, hosted by the CCC TCP, will take place in Rome on 13-14 December and bring together the key research programmes in this field worldwide. More...  

Memorandum of Understanding with Rice University

The GOTCP recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Rice University's Energy and Environment Initiative. The MoU will facilitate technology exchange and development in several aspects of oil and gas technologies, including advanced materials, high-performance computing, sensor technology, advanced manufacturing and a host of chemical and mechanical engineering applications. More...  

GHG TCP 2016 Annual Review and Technical Report Overview

The GHG TCP is pleased to announce that both the 2016 Annual Review and 2016 Technical Report Overview Book are now available for download from their website. The Annual Review outlines the work undertaken and produced by the GHG TCP including the conferences, networks, technical reports, information papers and presentations made by members of staff at external meetings, and the Overview Book provides the overviews from all reports published in 2016. Download the Annual Review here and the Technical Report Overview Book here

Clean coal policy briefing notes 

Briefing notes, a product from the CCC TCP, offers one to two pages of analysis based on CCC TCP peer-reviewed reports. Briefing notes explain the wider implications of the conclusions of these reports, helping put the findings in context. Available for free download here.   

Comprehensive database on the technology of coal utilisation 

Coal Online is a major free resource providing comprehensive information on the technology of coal utilisation. The information is based on published reports from the CCC TCP presented as chapters on specific topics related to coal and its use in clean coal technologies. Each chapter contains up to several hundred pages illustrated with figures and tables. More...

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