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The IEA supports international energy technology research, development, deployment, and knowledge transfer through multilateral groups (formally known as Implementing Agreements or 'IAs'). The experts participating in the activities of the Implementing Agreements represent public and private sector entities worldwide. Together, these experts share knowledge – and resources – to advance energy technologies.


Advanced Fuel Cells
Advanced Materials for Transportation
Advanced Motor Fuels
Emissions Reduction in Combustion
Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Recent activities and findings

HEV IA announces two new projects

Wireless power transfer for electric vehicles is the subject of Task 26 which aims to develop a greater global understanding of wireless power transfer systems and interoperability through country-based standards study.  Task 27 will focus on Electrification of transport logistic vehicles with the aim of identifying early niche markets and commercialisation opportunities.  The duration of both projects is three years and new participants are welcome.   Visit the HEV IA web page for more information on these and all ongoing projects.     

T‌wo new technical reports on advanced motor fuels

The AMF IA has recently released the following two technical Annex reports: Evaluation of Environmental Impact of Biodiesel Vehicles in Real Traffic Conditions, focusing on the comparison of real-world emissions of diesel fuel and biodiesel; and Enhanced Emission Performance and Fuel Efficiency for HD Methane Fuelled Engines, which also presents the results of testing carried out in Sweden, Finland and Canada.   

Advanced fuel cells brochure summarises key messages 

This concise 4-page document pulls together the key messages from each of the seven annexes of the AFC IA to provide a summary relevant to experts and policy makers. Download here.    

Advanced motor fuels updates 

The July 2014 issue of the AMF IA Newsletter contains updates from a team of authors in North America, Europe and Asia.  Download here

Fuel cells in the news

The AFC IA Spring newsletter features national updates from the United States and Finland, and a country profile of its newest member, Israel.  Download here

Advanced fuel cells: Annual Report (2013)

The AFC IA Annual Report provides brief summaries of each of its member countries and latest developments and key messages from its seven ongoing annexes.  Download here

Advanced motor fuels: Annual Report (2013)

The AMF IA 2013 Annual Report contains sixteen country reports and a detailed update on each of the twelve current Annexes.  Download here.  

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