Newsletter no 7, February 2018

The IETS Newsletter no 7, February 2018, is now published. Access it here, subscribe by e-mail to the   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The IETS Newsletter is published twice a year, normally in the coming months after an IETS ExCo Meeting.

25th IETS ExCo Meeting

The 25th IETS ExCo Meeting was hosted by CanmetENERGY in Varennes, Canada,  on 28-29 November 2017. A two-page summary from the meeting can be found here

For more information, contact the IETS Secretariat.

Now available: Final report from Annex XVII

The purpose of Annex XVII has been to support the integration of membrane processes in lignocellulosic biorefineries by providing instructive guidelines how to design and operate membrane plants and  thus to optimize their energy-efficiency and to maximise their fractionation ability in the concept of biorefineries. The final report representing the initial scope of the Annex is now published. However, new tasks have been defined and the Annex will continue its work for three more years.

Read the report

Read more about Annex XVII: Membrane filtration for energy-efficient separation of lignocellulosic biomass components

Strategy Meeting to Further Strengthen Collaborative Energy Innovation

The IETS Secretariat participated in the 2nd IEA TCP Universal Meeting - focusing on a new action plan and enhanced collaboration. The meeting was held on 9 October 2017 in Paris, France.  

The meeting brought together experts from 31 technology programmes and government officials from IEA member and partner countries. It provided a timely and strategic opportunity to review how TCPs can strengthen the IEA’s efforts as a global hub for energy system transformation and innovation.

The final meeting documents and all presentations are now available at the IEA website.

There is also a IEA news item relating to the event:

The draft Action Plan for TCP Enhancement will be further revised following the meeting and subsequent discussions in the CERT.  

Now available: The Role of Process Integration for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in Industry

Report from the IEA Expert Workshop in Berlin on April 4 – 5, 2017.

Due to the urgent need for global GHG mitigation, process integration in industry will most probably play an even more important role than traditionally in the areas of industrial GHG mitigation, energy efficiency, industrial clustering and system aspects of innovative technologies. In order to increase the awareness of new developments in this key methodology, a two-day IEA workshop was arranged in Berlin, April 4-5, 2017, with attendance of the majority of the world’s leading experts in this area. 

Read the Executive Summary

Read the Report

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