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.
Researching negative emissions technology
Combining CCS with combustion of a low-carbon fuel such as biomass from agricultural crops can actually result in "negative" CO2 emissions. Given this positive result, many climate models factor negative emissions into their calculations. Yet to allocate these negative emissions appropriately, a deeper and fuller understanding of the various aspects of negative emissions is needed. A workshop event, organised by Chalmers University of Technology with support from the Global Carbon Project and three IEA TCPs (Bioenergy, GHG and IETS) will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden on 22-24 May. Visit the conference website.
The role of industrial biorefineries in a low-carbon economy
The summary and conclusions from this workshop, jointly organised by the TCPs on Bioenergy and Industrial Energy-Related Technologies and Systems (IETS TCP), is now available. Discussion centred around the barriers and challenges for industrial players in adopting and integrating biorefinery concepts, and includes concrete recommendations for research, industry and policy. Download here.
IETS TCP February newsletter
The IEA Technology Collaboration Programmes in this category are reviewed by the Working Party on Energy End-Use Technologies (EUWP).
For information on related activities carried out by the IEA Secretariat, see Industry.
1. Information or material of the IEA Technology Collaboration Programmes, or IEA TCPs (formally organised under the auspices of an Implementing Agreement), including information or material published on this website, does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the IEA Secretariat or of the IEA’s individual Member countries. The IEA does not make any representation or warranty (express or implied) in respect of such information (including as to its completeness, accuracy or non-infringement) and shall not be held liable for any use of, or reliance on, such information.