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. 

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Now available: The role of industrial biorefineries in a low-carbon economy

The workshop on ‘The role of industrial biorefineries in a low-carbon economy’ was organised by the IEA Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Programme (IEA Bioenergy) in close collaboration with the IEA Technology Collaboration Programme on Industrial Energy-related Technologies and Systems (IETS). It was held in Gothenburg on 16 May 2017 in conjunction with the Executive Committee meetings of both TCPs. The workshop consisted of four sessions: a plenary session on biorefinery developments, followed by an interactive workshop on strategic biorefinery developments, and a plenary session on how to overcome deployment barriers for biorefineries, followed by an interactive workshop on deployment barriers and actions.

Summary and conclusions from the joint IEA Bioenergy/IEA IETS workshop is now available.

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Newsletter no 6, July 2017

The IETS Newsletter no 5, January 2017, is nowpublished. 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.

24th IETS ExCo Meeting

The 24th IETS ExCo Meeting was hosted by the Swedish Energy Agency in Gothenburg, Sweden,  on 17-18 May 2017. A two-page summary from the meeting can be found here. Before the meeting there was a joint wokshop with the IEA Bioenergy TCP.

With more than 60 participants, the theme of the workshop was The role of industrial biorefineries in a low carbon economy. There were two plenary sessions during which eight invited speakers gave presentations interposed with two interactive discussion sessions as follows:

  • Biorefinery developments – plenary presentations
  • Interactive workshop on strategic biorefinery developments
  • How to overcome deployment barriers for bioreineries
  • Interactive workshop on deployment barriers and actions

The workshop concluded with a short summary and conclusions.

The presentations are available from the IEA Bioenergy webiste.

For more information, contact the IETS Secretariat.

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