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Fossil fuels

Enhanced Oil Recovery
Fluidized Bed Conversion
Clean Coal
Carbon, Capture and Storage
Gas and Oil Technologies

Recent activities and findings

Advanced sensors and smart control systems - webinar

The next webinar from the ETI focusing on efficiency of coal-fired power plants (CCC) will present the latest research on advanced sensors and smart control systems for coal-fired power plants and will take place on Wednesday 13 May 2015 at 13.00 CET.  Visit the CCC webinar page here

Clean coal updates

The February 2015 newsletter from the ETI focusing on efficiency of coal-fired power plants (CCC) features details of a collaborative project with China. A section of the CCC website is now dedicated to projects in China and includes reports and workshop presentations, many of which are available in Mandarin. Visit the CCC website for more information

GHG 2014 Annual Review

The 2014 Annual Review from the ETI focusing on carbon capture and storage (GHG) outlines the work undertaken and produced including the conferences, networks, technical reports, information papers and presentations made by staff members at external meetings. Download from the GHG website here.  

Clean coal policy briefing notes 

New from the ETI focusing on the efficiency of coal-fired power plants (CCC) in 2015, policy notes offer one page of analysis explaining the wider implications of the conclusions of their reports, helping put the findings in context. Available for free download from the CCC website here.   

Greenhouse News

The March issue of Greenhouse News from the ETI focusing on carbon capture and storage (GHG) reports on the latest activities and topical workshops.  Download from the GHG website here.  

Global dialogue on gas and oil innovation

Presentations from two recent workshops given by the ETI focusing on gas and oil (GOT) that examined Unconventional Resource Technology and Offshore Safety Technology are now available on the GOT website.    

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 ETI focusing on clean coal (CCC) presented as chapters on specific topics related to coal and its use in clean coal technologies.  More...

The Implementing Agreements in this category are reviewed by the Working Party on Fossil Fuels (WPFF)

For information on related activities carried out by the IEA Secretariat, see CoalCarbon capture and storageOil and Natural gas.

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