The "Conservation in Combustion" report, covering 1999 to 2008, also celebrates the third decade of international collaborative research devoted to saving energy and reducing pollution by increasing fundamental knowledge about combustion.
The agreement, which falls under the International Energy Agency, was formally organized in 1977 to accelerate the development of combustion technologies that reduce fuel consumption and lower pollutant emissions. Its objectives have been expanded in recent years to include research, development and demonstration in four areas:
- Fundamentals of combustion.
- Advanced piston engines.
- Gas turbines.
- Furnace technologies