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
Advanced motor fuels January newsletter
The January 2016 issue of the AMFI Newsletter from the Technology Collaboration Programme on Advanced Motor Fuels (AMF TCP), with contributions from a team of authors in North America, Europe and Asia, is now available on the AMF TCP website here.
Chile joins Advanced Motor Fuels
On 17 November 2015 during the IEA Governing Board meeting at Ministerial level, the Chilean Ministry for Energy became a Contracting Party to the Technology Collaboration Programme on Advanced Motor Fuels (AMF TCP). This is the first participation for Chile in an IEA TCP. AMF participants now total 18 (14 IEA member countries and 4 partner countries - Chile, China, Israel and Thailand).
Feasibility of natural gas as an on-road transport fuel
This new report from the AMF TCP - Feasibility of Natural Gas Pathways for Motor Vehicles: an International Comparison - assesses the most feasible natural gas pathways for six countries - Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, Israel and the United States. Download here.
Electric vehicle business models
Policy frameworks, market conditions, enabling technologies and concerted actions among actors are key to deployment of electric vehicles (EVs). Electric Vehicle Business Models: Global Perspectives, recently published by the Technology Collaboration Programme on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (HEV TCP), sets out to examine the economics and business models that would further deployment of HEVs. More information on this and all current HEV TCP projects can be found in the 2014 Annual Report here.
Advanced fuel cells December newsletter
The latest newsletter from the Technology Collaboration Programme on Advanced Fuel Cells (AFC TCP) which includes national updates from Switzerland and Croatia is now available for download from the AFC TCP website here.
Status of deployment of molten carbonate fuel cells
New report explores the future of electric mobility
World-changing ideas that could shape the future of electric vehicles have been unveiled in a new edition of the EV City Casebook. The report profiles 50 big ideas with the potential to dramatically increase electric vehicle adoption around the world and draws on the global networks of Urban Foresight, the Clean Energy Ministerial's Electric Vehicles' Initiative and the Technology Collaboration Programme on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (HEV TCP).
Two new projects on hybrid and electric vehicles
Wireless power transfer for electric vehicles is the subject of a new project aiming to develop a greater global understanding of wireless power transfer systems and interoperability through country-based standards study, while Electrification of transport logistic vehicles will aim to identify early niche markets and commercialisation opportunities. Visit the HEV TCP website for more information on all projects.
Two new technical reports on advanced motor fuels
The AMF TCP has recently released two technical reports: Evaluation of Environmental Impact of Biodiesel Vehicles in Real Traffic Conditions and Enhanced Emission Performance and Fuel Efficiency for HD Methane Fuelled Engines. These and other recent reports are available on the AMF TCP publications page.
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