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Technology domain
All technologies (total patents)1 0392 579.532 921.442 384.152 483.952 522.662 639.432 613.792 626.782 695.71
Selected environment-related technologies93.08205.92275.08322.64301.41274.25278.48268.35252.53246.92
Hide subtree Environmental management63.42119.33158.5145.83152.7116.17114.2595.3399.83121.33
Environmental managementHide subtree Air pollution abatement1529.1751.6740.4246.535.2536.5821.522.0819.5
Air pollution abatementEmissions abatement from stationary sources (e.g. SOx, NOx, PM emissions from combustion plants)1191515.8310.7510.52.57.56
Emissions abatement from mobile sources (e.g. NOx, CO, HC, PM emissions from motor vehicles)1117.1724.3320.4218.171611.1798.257.5
Air pollution abatament - not elsewhere classified31118.33512.58.514.92106.336
Hide subtree Water pollution abatement34.3357.1767.6771.1764.8746.5844.6750.1743.1750.17
Water pollution abatementWater and wastewater treatment30.3353.1765.6768.6761.8746.0841.1746.8341.8348.17
Fertilizers from wastewater020020.51.5100
Oil spill cleanup4222.51022.331.332
Hide subtree Waste management14.083236.1732.7538.8331.333320.1730.3347.67
Waste managementSolid waste collection1.579998221210
Material recovery, recycling and re-use8.2510.3312.3315.57.510.8315.57.5213.5
Fertilizers from waste0.3375.511034.545.835.67
Incineration and energy recovery22.3315.252.33341.333.171
Waste management – Not elsewhere classified25.338.332106.575.337.3317.5
Soil remediation01202.5301.533
Environmental monitoring0011.500021.251
Hide subtree Water-related adaptation technologies81028.8325.522.530.8330.832326.8317.5
Water-related adaptation technologiesHide subtree Demand-side technologies (water conservation)71010.3315.515.519.5202017.8311.5
Demand-side technologies (water conservation)Indoor water conservation015314344.51.5
Irrigation water conservation030.53.554.51185.336
Water conservation in thermoelectric power production00135.530410
Water distribution763.836486474
Hide subtree Supply-side technologies (water availability)1018.510711.3310.83396
Supply-side technologies (water availability)Water collection (rain, surface and ground-water)1096475.33166
Water storage0031233000
Water desalination006.5311.332.5230
Hide subtree Climate change mitigation52.58125.92172.42227.31209.54191.92208.15208.52181.28169.08
Climate change mitigationHide subtree Climate change mitigation in information and communication technologies (ICT)00.6744.178.188.2814.0312.79.336.5
Climate change mitigation in information and communication technologies (ICT)Energy efficient computing0021.081.252.332.533.721.5
High-level techniques for reducing energy consumption in communication networks0001001000
Techniques for reducing energy consumption in wire-line communication networks0000312.5010
Techniques for reducing energy consumption in wireless communication networks00.6722.083.934.95896.335
Hide subtree Climate change mitigation technologies related to energy generation, transmission or distribution11.534.0871.25128.95110.92105.15100.95108.298.9565.83
Climate change mitigation technologies related to energy generation, transmission or distributionHide subtree Renewable energy generation625.5847.2580.9565.6769.0762.9546.744.1234
Renewable energy generationWind energy01.57.5712.511.566.544.5
Solar thermal energy410928.51323.3314.2515.5133
Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy29.5814.7529.2827.521.3326.721.3719.7815.17
Solar thermal-PV hybrids002001.53100
Geothermal energy00114220.3300
Marine energy0187.331.834.46107.33
Hydro energy03.557.836.835517.334
Hide subtree Energy generation from fuels of non-fossil origin4.512.512.517.926.92819.6714.6713.33
Energy generation from fuels of non-fossil originBiofuels20.52.55.6711.583.673.513.3387.67
Fuel from waste2.50.506.836.333.254.56.336.675.67
Hide subtree Nuclear energy0010100011
Nuclear energyNuclear fusion reactors0010000001
Nuclear fission reactors0000100010
Hide subtree Combustion technologies with mitigation potential (e.g. using fossil fuels, biomass, waste, etc.)0115664211
Combustion technologies with mitigation potential (e.g. using fossil fuels, biomass, waste, etc.)Technologies for improved output efficiency (Combined heat and power, combined cycles, etc.)001544.52210
Technologies for improved input efficiency (Efficient combustion or heat usage)010021.52001
Hide subtree Technologies for an efficient electrical power generation, transmission or distribution01013.174.1711860.5
Technologies for an efficient electrical power generation, transmission or distributionSuperconducting electric elements or equipment01010.671.1701530
Smart grids as climate change mitigation technology in the energy generation sector0000131220.5
Not elsewhere classified (incl. FACTS, APF, etc.)00001.500110
Hide subtree Enabling technologies in the energy sector15.515.52815.17172320.8323.6712.5
Enabling technologies in the energy sectorHide subtree Energy storage1410.51476.839.3311.8310.678.5
Energy storageBatteries0005.51.51.331.33301
Capacitors020.5523.521.831.171.5
Thermal storage1193.522366.55
Pressurised fluid storage00000.500011
Mechanical storage0000001110
Pumped storage0110102010
Hydrogen technology00.52.25105.336.336.33410.52.5
Fuel cells012.7531.331.834.83410
Smart grids as enabling technology in the energy sector00011.522.511.51.5
High-voltage direct current transmission0000000000
Other energy conversion or management systems reducing greenhouse gas emissions0041.522218.53.5
Hide subtree Climate change mitigation technologies related to wastewater treatment or waste management 16.8331.1731.6727.4223.8317.0827.331819.3330.67
Climate change mitigation technologies related to wastewater treatment or waste management Wastewater treatment8.59.520.1713.087.336.753.83778
Hide subtree Solid waste management8.3320.679.514.3315.59.3322.58.511.3320.67
Solid waste managementWaste collection, transportation, transfer or storage0000000100
Waste processing or separation0000000000
Landfill technologies aiming to mitigate methane emissions0001011000
Bio-organic fraction processing; production of fertilisers from the organic fraction of waste or refuse0.336.54.5192344.834.67
Hide subtree Reuse, recycling or recovery technologies814.17512.336.56.3318.53.56.516
Reuse, recycling or recovery technologiesDismantling or mechanical processing of waste for the recovery of materials during separation, disassembly, pre-processing or upgrading11.501.170.510011
Metal recycling1000000000
Disassembly of vehicles for recovery of salvageable parts0000000000
Construction or demolition [C&D] waste0000000001
Glass recycling1000000000
Plastics recycling03.502.17014.5011.5
Paper recycling2001100000
Fibre-containing textile recycling0000000000
Rubber waste recycling11.500000001
Recovery of polymers other than plastics or rubbers0100.670.501001
Recovery of luminescent materials000000.330000
Recovery of fats, fatty oils, fatty acids or other fatty substances, e.g. lanolin or waxes0010000000
Recovery of tanning agents from leather0000000000
Recycling of wood or furniture waste0000000000
Packaging reuse or recycling00011.512000
Recycling of waste of electrical or electronic equipment (WEEE)1000000000
Recycling of batteries0000001000
Recycling of fuel cells0000000000
Nuclear fuel reprocessing000000000.50
Reuse, recycling or recovery technologies cross-cutting to different types of waste16.6746.3333103.5410.5
Enabling technologies or technologies with a potential or indirect contribution to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions mitigation01201112.512
Hide subtree Capture, storage, sequestration or disposal of greenhouse gases106.516.56.57.0510.53.5106.5
Capture, storage, sequestration or disposal of greenhouse gasesCO2 capture or storage (CCS)106.514.55.55.1593.57.55.5
Capture or disposal of greenhouse gases other than CO2000211.91.502.51
Hide subtree Climate change mitigation technologies related to transportation1431.528.8330.8326.8328.7524.4226.6232.4220.83
Climate change mitigation technologies related to transportationHide subtree Road transport122819.8318.8314.831920.9218.1720.0811.83
Road transportConventional vehicles (based on internal combustion engine)112213.8312.8391212.92127.756.33
Hybrid vehicles0222120.5020
Electric vehicles13343.547.55.178.334.5
Fuel efficiency-improving vehicle design (common to all road vehicles)01101.3310121
Rail transport0003410012
Maritime or waterways transport11213201.501
Air transport12.55743.2503.952.832
Hide subtree Enabling technologies in transport002113.53.538.54
Enabling technologies in transportElectric vehicle charging0020022.535.54
Not elsewhere classified (e.g. fuel cell and hydrogen technology for transportation)000111.51030
Hide subtree Climate change mitigation technologies related to buildings417.0828.523.8341.3367.3845.254823.525
Climate change mitigation technologies related to buildingsIntegration of renewable energy sources in buildings15911.518.3326.081385.510
Hide subtree Energy efficiency in buildings29.0817.511.8318.535.826.7526.51312.75
Energy efficiency in buildingsLighting12.585.53.83310.810.758.53.54
Heating, ventilation or air conditioning [HVAC]15.585815.511823.5
Home appliances0012010030
Elevators, escalators and moving walkways0000000000
End-user side01317.58.55104.55.25
Architectural or constructional elements improving the thermal performance of buildings1000.50.501.50.510
Enabling technologies in buildings032045.541342.25
Hide subtree Climate change mitigation technologies in the production or processing of goods19.5848.558.571.9882.6950.0362.335270.2569.67
Climate change mitigation technologies in the production or processing of goodsHide subtree Technologies related to metal processing13.251925.5830.1713.6717.0817.516.519.1714.58
Technologies related to metal processingReduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions154.673.52.511.5001
Process efficiency12.251420.9226.6711.1716.081616.519.1713.58
Hide subtree Technologies relating to chemical industry3.8312.0810.3313.4427.4411.216.6711.8328.519.17
Technologies relating to chemical industryGeneral improvement of production processes causing greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions1.836.55.511249.510.5520.3315.17
Improvements relating to chlorine production0000000000
Improvements relating to adipic acid or caprolactam production0000000000
Improvements relating to chlorodifluoromethane (HCFC-22) production0000000000
Improvements relating to the production of products other than chlorine, adipic acid, caprolactam, or chlorodifluoromethane, e.g. bulk or fine chemicals or pharmaceuticals25.584.832.443.441.76.176.838.174
Hide subtree Technologies relating to oil refining and petrochemical industry0014.334.0821.332.674.331.5
Technologies relating to oil refining and petrochemical industryReduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions during production processes0000001000
Bio-feedstock0012.334.0810.332.334.331.5
Carbon capture or storage (CCS) specific to hydrogen production0002010000
Ethylene production00000000.3300
Hide subtree Technologies relating to the processing of minerals1.51.331.33351.543.523
Technologies relating to the processing of mineralsProduction of cement0.500.333414213
Cement grinding0000000000
Manufacturing or processing of sand or stone0000000000
Production or processing of lime00101001.500
Glass production01.3300000000
Production of ceramic materials or ceramic elements100000.50010
Hide subtree Technologies relating to agriculture, livestock or agroalimentary industries01.52395.5574.839
Technologies relating to agriculture, livestock or agroalimentary industriesAgricultural machinery or equipment00000.502003
Reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in agriculture01126.52.5142.831.33
Land use policy measures0000000000
Afforestation or reforestation0000000000
Livestock or poultry management0000000000
Fishing0000000010
Apiculture0000000000
Food processing00.511232314.67
Technologies in the production process for final industrial or consumer products16.0810.757.7125.4211.835.174.833.42
Climate change mitigation technologies for sector-wide applications04011352.51.335
Enabling technologies with a potential contribution to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions mitigation02.569.3310.54.3312.834.2513
Data extracted on 09 Dec 2019 21:36 UTC (GMT) from OECD.Stat

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