The 44th Task Leaders Meeting (TLM) was held between July 31st and August 3rd, 2022, in Sendai, Japan.  The meeting was a hybrid meeting with both in-person and virtual attendance.  Each Task Leader presented an overview of their task which was followed by detailed technical presentations from their task participants.

     Nine separate Combustion TCP tasks reported at the TLM: Systems Analysis, Policy Briefs for Hydrogen and Its Vector Fuels, net-Zero Carbon Engine Technologies, Gas Engines, Gas Turbines, Sprays, Soot, Solid Fuel Combustion and Combustion Chemistry. The Systems Analysis task is providing science-driven LCA analysis of the most prominent and realistic solutions for cost and time effective approaches for reducing carbon emissions in transport technologies based on the TCP research. 

     TLM continues to provide a unique opportunity for the leaders of the Combustion TCP collaborative tasks to bring all the task participants together for detailed technical exchanges as well as programmatic coordination.  Twenty-six researchers and program managers from Combustion TCP member countries attended in-person daily and another approximately 15 participated virtually.  More than 45 technical presentations were given at the meeting.  The TLM was hosted and organized by the Tsuneaki Ishima (the Combustion TCP Chair for 2021-2022) and Kotaro Tanaka of Japan.

     The 45th TLM will be held in mid-June in 2023 in Goteborg, Sweden.