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IEA Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology Collaboration Programme (HEV-TCP)

The Technology Collaboration Programme on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (HEV TCP) vision is that the electric drivetrain will be used as the predominant transportation mode in a sustainable transport system that is preferably powered by renewable energy and does not produce harmful emissions.

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IEA Hydrogen (Hydrogen TCP)

The Hydrogen TCP aims to accelerate deployment and use of hydrogen technologies by carrying out and co-ordinating collaborative activities of analysis, applied research and communication.

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IEA Hydrogen Task 41: Data and Modelling

In IEA Hydrogen Task 41, the TIMES Austria model of the Austrian Energy Agency and the experiences from the showcase energy region WIVA P&G will be brought into the international cooperation of modellers.

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IEA Hydrogen Task 45: Renewable Hydrogen Production

Due to the increasing pressure to replace fossil fuels with alternatives, the demand for renewable hydrogen supplies is also increasing. In this project, the state of the art of various established and innovative production paths will be collected, processed and then made available to the public.

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IEA Hydrogen Task 48: Future demand of Hydrogen in Industry

The task provides an overview of the current and expected use of hydrogen in various industrial sectors. It evaluates the extent to which past and predicted developments in the use of hydrogen in industry deviate from the roadmaps of different countries. This information is important for both companies and policymakers and can support the ramp-up of hydrogen use and the decarbonization of the industrial sector.

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IEA IETS Annex 11: Industrial Biorefineries (Working period 2020-2022)

With the increasing market share of bio-based products, the concepts of circular economy are highly relevant for the industry. In this context, biorefineries have established themselves as an explicitly integrative, multi-functional overall concept and essential hub in the use of biomass as a raw material source for the sustainable production of various (intermediate) products (chemicals, valuable materials, energy carriers).

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IEA IETS Annex 15: Industrial Excess Heat Recover (Phase 3)

Within the framework of the IEA IETS Annex 15 (Phase 3), potentials for the use of waste heat as well as technologies for its integration are collected, bundled and processed through contributions from national research activities. The contributions of the Austrian consortium included technology development and integration concepts of heat pump and energy storage systems, risk analysis in the implementation of waste heat projects, and work on operation optimization and design of hybrid energy systems.

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IEA IETS Annex 17: Membrane filtration for energy-efficient separation of lignocellulosic biomass components

The overarching goal of IEA IETS TCP Annex 17 is to strengthen the network of the Austrian membrane and biorefinery landscape.

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IEA IETS Annex 17: Membrane processes in biorefineries (Working period 2020 - 2022)

Overarching goal of IEA IETS TCP Annex 17 was to strengthen the network of the Austrian membrane and biorefinery landscape. The aim was the optimized use of lignocellulose material in biorefineries by using efficient and sustainable membrane technologies. For this purpose, emerging membrane technologies were evaluated towards applications for biomass components valorization and a guidance on integration possibilities of emerging membrane technologies was developed.

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IEA IETS Annex 18: Digitalization, artificial intelligence and related technologies for energy efficiency and reduction of GHG emissions in industry (Working period 2020 - 2023)

The work in Task 18 enables the exchange of experience and knowledge between industry and research institutions from different countries. Through this cooperation best practices are identified and disseminated to promote the implementation of energy-efficient technologies in industry. In the medium and long-term, this contributes to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of industry.

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IEA IETS Task 11: Industrial Biorefineries (Working period 2022-2024)

Biorefineries producing a portfolio of biobased products or bioenergy are the backbone of the growing bioeconomy. IEA IETS Task 11 aims to minimize greenhouse gas emissions to net zero along different biorefinery pathways. Tools and methodologies for increasing energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies are to be summarized and disseminated to relevant target groups.

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IEA IETS Task 15: Industrial Excess Heat Recovery (Phase 4)

Excess heat recovery plays a crucial role in reducing emissions in industry. Through strategic planning and efficient process integration, companies can improve their energy efficiency and significantly reduce their carbon footprint. Task XV facilitates the international exchange of experience and knowledge between different companies. This identifies best practices to promote the implementation of energy-efficient technologies in industry.

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IEA IETS Task 17: Membrane processes in biorefineries (Working period 2023 - 2025)

Biorefineries are essential for the transition from petroleum- to a biobased industry. The use of biomass as raw material for recyclable materials, chemicals and energy sources is essential and requires efficient and sustainable production processes. This project aims to strengthen national and international know-how transfer between research and development for membrane-based processes in biorefineries. The focus is on application, improvement and innovation in all aspects of membrane distillation.

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IEA IETS Task 18: Digitalization, Artificial Intelligence and Related Technologies for Energy Efficiency and GHG Emissions Reduction in Industry (Working period 2023 - 2024)

The work in Task 18 enables the exchange of experience and knowledge between industry and research institutions from different countries. Through this cooperation best practices are identified and disseminated to promote the implementation of energy-efficient technologies in industry. In the medium and long-term, this contributes to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of industry.

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IEA IETS Task 21 Decarbonizing industrial systems in a circular economy framework

Energy and CO2 savings through circular economy, especially directly through carbon circularity (CCU), and resource and energy efficiency through industrial symbiosis are two key approaches to decarbonizing industry.

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IEA ISGAN Annex 3: Benefit/Cost Analyses and Tools of Smart Grids

Together with experts from 11 countries, the EI-JKU has analysed cost-benefit models and developed proposals for their adaptation and further development. In the course of the work, the EI-JKU dealt in particular with two questions: how such an evaluation model can be adapted to Austrian conditions and which socio-economic factors influence the question of whether an end consumer emerges as a winner or loser from Smart Grid-based functionalities.

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IEA ISGAN Annex 5: Smart Grids International Research Facility Network (SIRFN). (Working period 2013-2018)

The Smart Grids International Research Facility Network (SIRFN) aims at improving the implementation of Smart Grids technologies by collaboration between smart grid testing facilities, test beds, and large-scale demonstrations. By active participation, Austria’s position and leading role on the forefront of international Smart Grids development has been strengthened.

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IEA ISGAN Annex 5: Smart Grids International Research Facility Network (SIRFN). (Working period 2019-2021)

The Smart Grids International Research Facility Network (SIRFN) aims at improving the implementation of Smart Grids technologies by collaboration between smart grid testing facilities, test beds, and large-scale demonstrations. The focus during the working period 2019-2020 was laid on the implementation of extended interoperability tests and innovative laboratory testing methods for decentralised energy resources. By active participation, Austria’s position and leading role on the forefront of international Smart Grids development was strengthened.

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IEA ISGAN Annex 5: Smart Grids International Research Facility Network (SIRFN). (Working period 2021-2022)

The Smart Grids International Research Facility Network (SIRFN) aims at improving the implementation of Smart Grids technologies by collaboration between smart grid testing facilities, test beds, and large-scale demonstrations. In the working period 2021-2022, the focus will be laid on the development of extended interoperability tests for decentralised energy resources and micro grids.

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IEA ISGAN Annex 6: Electricity Transmission and Distribution Systems (working period 2021-2022)

ISGAN Annex 6 deals with the possible system-related challenges in the development of future smart grids. Austria is leading Task 4 Interaction of Transmission and Distribution Networks. The main topic in the work program relates to flexibility topologies within transmission and distribution grids. The results and analyses had been published on the one hand in a discussion paper and in condensed form in a video. Communication and dissemination activities were targeted and conducted to different stakeholder groups.