There are no quick fixes to long-term energy challenges. To find solutions, governments and industry benefit from sharing resources and accelerating results. For this reason the IEA enables independent groups of experts - the IEA Technology Collaboration Programmes, or IEA TCPs1.
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Recent activities and findings
Industrial Excess Heat Recovery - Technologies and Applications
The main background to this project under the Technology Collaboration Programme on Industrial Energy Technology and Systems (IETS TCP) is the increasing awareness of industrial excess heat as a potential resource for contributing to an improved economy and sustainability in larger systems. Although industrial excess heat has, and is being used to a large extent internationally, the potential for an even wider use is considered to be substantial. The latest report contains results from the first phase of the project as well as a proposal for the second and final phase. Download here.
Process Integration in the Iron and Steel Industry
Implementation of process integration remains a challenge in terms of investments required and acceptance of the methods used. This report from the IETS TCP gives examples of where process integration is of great importance in order to take into account the complex interconnectivity between individual processes, material and energy flows. Download here.
Energy Efficiency in Small and Medium Enterprises
This recently completed project under the IETS TCP has now published its final reports. The project objective was to analyse energy systems and factors promoting or inhibiting a more efficient energy use in industrial SMEs. Download here.
IETS TCP Annual Report 2014
CCS in process industries workshop
Jointly organised by the TCPs on Industrial Energy Technology and Systems (IETS TCP) and Greenhouse Gas R&D (GHG TCP), this workshop presents an overview of the current state-of-the-art technology in industrial CCS and improved understanding of the different challenges in deploying CCS in the oil refining, chemical/petrochemical, and pulp and paper industries. Presentations are now available on the IETS TCP website.
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.