IEA Combustion

Understanding of combustion processes is fundamental to achieving further improvements in fuel use efficiency, reducing the production of pollutants such as nitrogen oxides, and easing the transition to alternative fuels. The goal of the Implementing Agreement on Energy Conservation and Emissions Reduction in Combustion is to accelerate the development of combustion technologies that demonstrate reduced fuel consumption and have lower pollutant emissions. The focus on emissions is primarily concerned with toxic or noxious emissions, rather than greenhouse gases, although improved combustion efficiency will lead to a reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide.