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


Environmental impacts from coal mining and related transport logistics

This webinar, organised by the CCC TCP on 23 August, will address the environmental effects of coal mining and related transport, reviewing the potential environmental impacts arising at all stages of the coal chain. It will also look at emerging techniques to limit and reduce negative effects, along with examples of best practice for mine operation, transport logistics and dust control. Register 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 - call for abstracts

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 globl 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... 

Challenges and achievements of enhanced oil recovery 

The TCP on Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR TCP) and the National Hydrocarbon Commission of Mexico, will host a workshop and symposium (26-30 September 2017 in Riviera Maya, Mexico), to examine the latest fundamental research in this area. Visit the conference website here

Memorandum of Understanding with Rice University

The Technology Collaboration Programme on Gas and Oil (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 TCP on Greenhouse Gas R&D (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

Greenhouse News - June 2017

For all the latest developments in the field of greenhouse gas abatement and mitigation, including key messages from the latest technical reports and information papers, visit the website of the GHG TCP and download their latest newsletter here. 

Clean coal policy briefing notes 

Briefing notes, a product from the TCP on Clean Coal Centre (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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