Technology Collaboration Programme

Advancing the research, development and commercialisation of energy technologies

The IEA Technology Collaboration Programme supports the work of 38 independent, international groups of experts that enable governments and industries from around the world to lead programmes and projects on a wide range of energy technologies and related issues.

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Greenhouse Gas R&D (GHG)

Founded in 1991, the remit of the GHG TCP is to evaluate options and assess the progress of carbon capture and storage, and other technologies that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions derived from the use of fossil fuels, biomass and waste. The aim of the TCP is to help accelerate energy technology innovation by ensuring that stakeholders from both the public and private sectors share knowledge, work collaboratively and, where appropriate, pool resources to deliver integrated and cost-effective solutions.

Main areas of work

  • To evaluate technology options for greenhouse gas mitigation from fossil fuels
  • To facilitate implementation of potential mitigation options
  • To facilitate international collaborative activities
  • To widely disseminate results

Priorities and projects (2019-20)

  • GHGT-15, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Research priorities:

  • Emphasis on understanding the value of CCUS
  • CCUS and hydrogen in industry
  • Bio-CCS and negative emission technologies

Multilateral collaborations

  • Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) Technical Group
  • Clean Energy Ministerial Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage (CCUS)Initiative
  • International Oranization for Standardization carbon dioxide capture, transportation, and geological storage (ISO TC/265)
  • Mission Innovation Innovation Challenge on Carbon Capture (IC#3)


  • Chevron (United States)
  • Coal Industry Advisory Board (CIAB)
  • Doosan Babcock (United Kingdom)
  • Electric Power Research Institute (United States)
  • Equinor (Norway)
  • Exxon Mobil (United States)
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany)
  • INEEL (Mexico)
  • Institut Teknologi Bandung (Indonesia)
  • JGC Corporation (Japan)
  • J-Power (Japan)
  • Khalifa University (UAE)
  • OPEC
  • Petrobras (Brazil)
  • RWE (Germany)
  • Shell (Netherlands)
  • Southern Company (United States)
  • Total (France)

Why should your organisation become a member of GHG?

Greater efforts need to be made to deploy CCUS at scale globally. The GHG TCP aims to provide its members with definitive information on the role that technology can take in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and takes pride in being an unbiased source of technical information.


Chair: Kelly Thambimuthu, Australia (

Primary contact: Tim Dixon (

IEA: Samantha McCulloch (