CCS Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs)
Greenhouse Gas R&D
Combining CCS with combustion of fuels with high carbon content (e.g. coal-fired power plants, use of diesel in heavy industry) may significantly reduce or even neutralise CO2 emissions. Combining CCS with combustion of a low-carbon fuel such as biomass from agricultural crops can actually result in “negative” CO2 emissions and, as a result, offset CO2 emissions from fossil fuel use.
IEA Clean Coal Centre (CCC TCP)
The CCC TCP gathers, assesses and disseminates knowledge on the energy efficient and environmentally sustainable use of coal. High-efficiency low-emissions (HELE) coal-fired power generation plants offer significantly lower carbon intensity than conventional units and are a sound basis for the addition of carbon capture and storage.
Energy Technology Systems Analysis Programme
As the share of renewable energy is expected to grow only from 14% to 19% in the global energy mix by 2040 under current and planned policies, developing pathways to assist policy makers in identifying technology deployment, investment and policy needs on a national and international level is a priority (World Energy Outlook 2014).
To support the Renewable Energy Roadmap (REmap 2030) of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the ETSAP TCP and IRENA collaborated on a comparative analysis of their pathways to achieving a doubling of the share of renewables in end-use sectors by 2030...
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 Carbon capture and storage
- IEA hosts workshop to support worldwide uptake of carbon capture technologies
13 June 2018
- Only 4 out of 38 clean-energy technologies are on track to meet long-term climate goals
23 May 2018
- US budget bill may help carbon capture get back on track
12 March 2018
Events & workshops
WorkshopAmerican Steel Experts’ DialogueSão Paulo, Brazil
WorkshopCCUS Policy and Investment WorkshopParis, France
WorkshopDecarbonising Oil: the Role of CO2-EORParis