The International Energy Agency (IEA) runs more than 40 multilateral technology initiatives (also referred to as Implementing Agreements), covering the entire spectrum of energy policy. These initiatives enable member and non-member countries, businesses, industries, international organisations and non-government organisations to share research on breakthrough technologies, to fill existing research gaps, to build pilot plants and to carry out deployment or demonstration programmes. The UK is a member of the IEA Heat Pump Implementing Agreement, which runs a range of research programmes relating to heat pumps. Details of recent research projects (known as Annexes) can be found here: (www.heatpumpcentre.org). IEA Annex 34 investigated the thermodynamic behaviour of a range of fuel driven heat pumps. The associated reports are available here: http://www.annex34.org/. In addition please refer to both the Annex 34 Final Report and Thermally Driven Heat Pumps â€“ Task C Apparatus Technology documents when formulating your proposals. The IEA now plans to start a new research annex, specifically focussing on gas fired sorption heat pumps for the domestic and small commercial sectors. Given the extent to which gas is currently used in UK homes and businesses, DECC considers this research annex to be of interest to the UK, and now wishes to commission research in support of the aims of the Annex.
Ref: TRN478/09/2012 ,
Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
6th Floor,3, Whitehall Place
0300 068 5385
Contract value: 68000.00GBP
Published: 22 Oct 2012, Receipt by: 14 Nov 2012
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