Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs)
Clean Coal Centre (CCC TCP)
Compared to other fuel sources, coal provides an abundant, relatively low-cost fuel for electricity generation. However, unless managed carefully, coal-fired power plants emit pollutants such as sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrous oxide (NOX), particulates, and high levels of greenhouse gases.
This programme aims to gather, assess and disseminate knowledge on the energy efficient and environmentally sustainable use of coal, particularly high-efficiency low-emissions (HELE) coal-fired power generation.
Fluidized Bed Conversion (FBC TCP)
Compared to traditional coal-fired power plants, fluidized bed boilers are designed to maintain the coal in a fluidized motion in order to burn the coal thoroughly and to achieve a constant temperature in the boiler. This results in efficient combustion and a higher, regular production of steam (and electricity) over time.
The FBC TCP aims to support dissemination of research results on fluidized bed conversion technology, thereby advancing the knowledge of national experts and industry professionals. The increased size of recent fluidized bed coal power plants has resulted in improved efficiencies and lower GHG emissions.
About Technology Collaboration Programmes
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 countries.
Our work on Coal
Explore findings from Coal 2017, with global demand having dropped for the second year in a row
Key Coal Trends
A free excerpt from the publication Coal Information (2017 edition) covering world coal production and coal reserves, coal demand by type, coal trade and coal prices
Technology Collaboration Programmes
IEA Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs) are unique research partnerships that underpin IEA efforts to support innovation for energy security, economic growth and environmental protection
Annual and quarterly data on coal production and consumption for all countries and complete coal balances and coal trade data for OECD countries and 22 major non-OECD coal-producing and -consuming countries
The Coal Industry Advisory Board is a group of high level executives from coal-related industrial enterprises which provides advice to the IEA on a wide range of issues relating to coal
Future Scenarios for Coal
Access our latest modelling and analysis to gain insight into potential future scenarios for coal globally
Market Report Series: Coal 2017
Comprehensive analysis of recent trends and forecasts through 2022 of coal demand, supply and trade
Coal Information 2017
A comprehensive review of historical and current market trends in the world coal sector
Reducing Emissions in Fossil-Fired Generation - Indonesia, Malaysia and Viet Nam
A shift towards a coal-dominated power sector in Southeast Asia is underway
- Only 4 out of 38 clean-energy technologies are on track to meet long-term climate goals
23 May 2018
- Coal demand to remain flat to 2022, resulting in a decade of stagnation
18 December 2017
- Digitalization set to transform global energy system with profound implications for all energy actors
6 November 2017
Events & workshops
WorkshopEnergy Statistics Course March 2018Paris, France
WorkshopThe role of state-owned enterprises in the low-carbon energy transitionOECD Château de la Muette, Room D
WorkshopIntegrating New Technologies while Maintaining Resource AdequacyIEA, Room 1