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.

TCP news


AMF TCP 2016 Annual Report

The 2016 Annual Report from the TCP on Advanced Motor Fuels (AMF TCP) includes country reports from all 15 member countries, providing detailed information on the political framework and the current production and use of advanced motor fuels, as well as reports from all 11 current AMF projects. Download here

Assessing the economic impact of e-mobility

Worldwide, policy makers are implementing supportive measures to facilitate the introduction or implementation of electric mobility in their region for many different reasons. This report, from the TCP on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (HEV TCP), focuses on the economic impact of electric mobility and includes detailed data from eight countries. The final report and individual country reports are available for download here

The new fuel chain: from renewables to fuel cells

This booklet, from the TCP on Advanced Fuel Cells (AFC TCP), sets out the basics of a new fuel chain: where biomass and waste convert to electricity cleanly, at high efficiencies and with minimal environmental impact, everywhere that it is needed. Download from the AFC TCP website here.    

Fuel and technology alternatives for commercial vehicles

Commercial goods vehicles represent around 25% of the total energy used in transport and are the second largest segment after passenger cars. In the "COMVEC" project from the AMF TCP, eight countries from four continents teamed up to generate performance data (energy efficiency, exhaust emissions) for commercial vehicles. The conclusions and key messages can be found in the final report Fuel and Technology Alternatives for Commercial Vehicles. A 2-page summary of key messages is also available here.    

National strategies and plans for fuel cells and infrastucture

This recent report from the AFC TCP summarises the strategies and programs of its eight member countries and aims to provide as comprehensive an overview as possible of the technology in each of the countries. Download from the publications page here.  

Alcohol applications in compression ignition engines

The recently finalised two-year project by the AMF TCP on the application of neat alcohols in compression ignition engines has shown that neat alcohols can be applied at very high compression ratios in diesel engines with the same performance as conventional diesel fuel. More information on the project plus the full project report are available here 

Feasibility of natural gas as as pathways for motor vehicles

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. 

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