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Technology domain
All technologies (total patents)1 040.332 575.032 923.362 388.512 508.992 538.492 654.472 619.012 639.242 722.922 568.452 490.63
Hide subtree Environment-related technologies88.08197.33259.67312.52301.23261.5260.98271.87260.78285.87257.86225.7
Environment-related technologiesHide subtree Environmental management63.92121.33161.33156.08158.6122.67124.25102.83109.17141.92131.92118.5
Environmental managementHide subtree Air pollution abatement1529.1754.541.6748.537.7538.5821.525.582536.3322
Air pollution abatementEmissions abatement from stationary sources (e.g. SOx, NOx, PM emissions from combustion plants)1111.8316.2516.8312.7512.52.58.5711.836.5
Emissions abatement from mobile sources (e.g. NOx, CO, HC, PM emissions from motor vehicles)1117.1724.3320.4218.671611.1799.751012.59
Air pollution abatement - Not elsewhere classified31118.33513914.92107.338126.5
Hide subtree Water pollution abatement34.3357.1767.6772.1764.3247.5845.1750.1742.8356.6750.8339
Water pollution abatementWater and wastewater treatment30.3353.1765.6769.6761.3247.0841.6746.8341.554.6748.8339
Fertilizers from wastewater..2....20.51.51........
Oil spill and pollutant clean-up4222.51..22.331.3322..
Hide subtree Waste management14.583436.1740.7543.2834.3340.526.6736.555.2539.7555.5
Waste managementSolid waste collection1.579998221312911
Material recovery, recycling and re-use7.2511.8311.33209.9513.832213.334.518.2515.2524.17
Fertilizers from waste1.837.56.54.51235.54.677.55.52.55.5
Incineration and energy recovery22.3315.252.33341.333.1714.53.5
Waste management – Not elsewhere classified25.338.332106.575.338.3318.58.511.33
Soil remediation..12..2.53..1.5342.51
Environmental monitoring....11.5......31.2512.51
Hide subtree Climate change mitigation52.58128.33176.83232.68221.17201.33210.98224.53203.7220.53199.86163.7
Climate change mitigationHide subtree Climate change mitigation in information and communication technologies (ICT)..0.6744.578.988.6213.0312.79.339.534.674.67
Climate change mitigation in information and communication technologies (ICT)Energy efficient computing....21.081.252.332.533.722.831..
Energy efficiency in communication networks..0.6723.487.736.2810.597.336.73.674.67
Hide subtree Climate change mitigation technologies related to energy generation, transmission or distribution12.546.0883150.62127.58126.98117.78130.53131.12108.08114.69107.78
Climate change mitigation technologies related to energy generation, transmission or distributionHide subtree Renewable energy generation627.5847.7590.2869.581.5765.2858.256.7851.7547.1953
Renewable energy generationWind energy..1.57.5712.512.56743.52.53
Solar thermal energy410928.831324.3314.2515.513111212
Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy29.5815.2536.4530.3328.8331.0331.3729.1224.9219.8631.5
Solar thermal-PV hybrids....2....1.532123.53.5
Geothermal energy....114220.33....0.33..
Marine energy, e.g. using wave energy or salinity gradient..3811.171.836.4626.338.3361
Hydro energy..3.555.837.8363..3.33232
Hide subtree Energy generation from fuels of non-fossil origin4.512.51318.426.928191418.512.510.5
Energy generation from fuels of non-fossil originBiofuels, e.g. bio-diesel20.52.56.1712.083.673.5137.671267.5
Fuel from waste, e.g. synthetic alcohol or diesel2.50.5..6.836.333.254.566.336.56.53
Hide subtree Nuclear energy....1..2....0.52.51..1
Nuclear energyNuclear fusion reactors....1..1....0.5..1..1
Nuclear fission reactors........1......2.5......
Hide subtree Combustion technologies with mitigation potential (e.g. using fossil fuels, biomass, waste, etc.)..11676421143
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.)....1644.5221..21
Technologies for improved input efficiency (efficient combustion or heat usage)..1....31.52....122
Hide subtree Technologies for an efficient electrical power generation, transmission or distribution..1..13.174.17218.560.5..1
Technologies for an efficient electrical power generation, transmission or distributionSuperconducting electric elements or equipment..1..10.671.17..153......
Smart grids as climate change mitigation technology in the energy generation sector........132210.5....
Not elsewhere classified........1.5....1.52....1
Hide subtree Enabling technologies (technologies with potential or indirect contribution to GHG emission mitigation)215.527.7539.3327.526.3336.531.3345.3331.834838.28
Enabling technologies (technologies with potential or indirect contribution to GHG emission mitigation)Hide subtree Energy storage21214.7519.8317.0815.8319.6719.332622.8332.9221.12
Energy storageBatteries194.2511.3313.0810.3311.6711.515.3314.8323.4216.78
Capacitors..10.550.53.520.831.172.50.52.33
Mechanical energy storage, e.g. flywheels or pressurised fluids..11..1.5..313131
Thermal energy storage1193.522366.54.561
Hydrogen technology..0.53.25106.3377.67411.544.510.5
High-voltage direct current transmission........................
Fuel cells..39.759.54.083.59.1787.83510.586.67
Other energy conversion or management systems reducing GHG emissions....31..2215.53.531
Hide subtree Climate change mitigation technologies related to wastewater treatment or waste management15.8328.6731.6725.7523.5817.2527.3317.6718.53227.1714.67
Climate change mitigation technologies related to wastewater treatment or waste managementWastewater treatment8.59.522.1713.086.837.254.837710.513.52
Hide subtree Solid waste management7.3318.177.512.6715.5921.58.1710.519.512.1711.67
Solid waste managementWaste collection, transportation, transfer or storage..............1....1..
Waste processing or separation........................
Landfill technologies aiming to mitigate methane emissions......1..11........1
Bio-organic fraction processing; Production of fertilisers from the organic fraction of waste or refuse0.336.52.5..9233.674.54.51.52
Hide subtree Reuse, recycling or recovery technologies711.67511.676.5617.53.56159.678.67
Reuse, recycling or recovery technologiesMechanical processing of waste for the recovery of materials, e.g. crushing, shredding, separation or disassembly11.5..1.170.51....111..
Waste management of vehicles........................
Construction or demolition [C&D] waste..................11..
Glass recycling1......................
Plastics and rubber recycling13.5..2.170.514.5..11.52..
Paper recycling2....11..............
Disintegrating fibre-containing textile articles to obtain fibres for re-use......................0.33
Recovery of fats, fatty oils, fatty acids or other fatty substances, e.g. lanolin or waxes....1..................
Recycling of wood or furniture waste........................
Packaging reuse or recycling, e.g. of multilayer packaging......11.512....113
Recycling of waste of electrical or electronic equipment (WEEE)1......................
Recycling of batteries or fuel cells............1........2.33
Use of waste materials as fillers for mortars or concrete16.6746.3333103.5410.54.673
Enabling technologies or technologies with a potential or indirect contribution to GHG emissions mitigation..12..1.25112.5121.51
Hide subtree Capture, storage, sequestration or disposal of greenhouse gases1..6.516.56.57.0510.54.1711.59.67811
Capture, storage, sequestration or disposal of greenhouse gasesCapture or disposal of nitrous oxide (N2O)................1..1..
Capture or disposal of methane (CH4)......211.91.5..2123
Capture or disposal of perfluorocarbons (PFC), hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) or sulfur hexafluoride (SF6)................0.5......
Capture or disposal of carbon dioxide (CO2)1..6.514.55.55.1594.1788.6758
Hide subtree Climate change mitigation technologies related to transportation1431.528.8331.8328.8330.1723.9229.9737.922841.8316.73
Climate change mitigation technologies related to transportationHide subtree Road transport122819.8318.8315.8320.521.4220.1722.331623.511.03
Road transportConventional vehicles (based on internal combustion engine)112213.8312.83101212.92127.75696
Hybrid vehicles..222120.512..11.5
Electric vehicles13343.55.586.1710.58910.53.53
Fuel efficiency-improving vehicle design (common to all road vehicles)..11..1.331..1213..
Rail transport......341..0.512....
Maritime or waterways transport112232..1.5..21..
Aeronautics or air transport12.55753.17..3.85.8337.834.5
Hide subtree Enabling technologies in transport....2113.52.548.7559.51.2
Enabling technologies in transportElectric vehicle charging....2....21.545.7555.50.2
Application of hydrogen technology to transportation, e.g. using fuel cells......111.51..3..41
Hide subtree Climate change mitigation technologies related to buildings522.0830.523.9242.5373.0846.7564.53338.532.8326.33
Climate change mitigation technologies related to buildingsIntegration of renewable energy sources in buildings15911.3318.3326.081385.511.5127
Hide subtree Energy efficiency in buildings314.0819.512.0819.742.527.7540.521.522.2518.0815.33
Energy efficiency in buildingsEnergy efficient lighting13.585.54.083.21110.75126.5641
Energy efficient heating, ventilation or air conditioning [HVAC]16.5105715101248.593
Energy efficiency in home appliances....12..1....3..11
Energy efficient elevators, escalators and moving walkways, e.g. energy saving or recuperation technologies........................
End-user side14319.515.5716.587.754.0810.33
Architectural or constructional elements improving the thermal performance of buildings1....0.50.5..1.50.51......
Enabling technologies in buildings..32..44.54.515.554.752.754
Hide subtree Climate change mitigation technologies in the production or processing of goods17.5842.9253.6770.0381.9349.3358.1749.3369.4281.756169.92
Climate change mitigation technologies in the production or processing of goodsHide subtree Technologies related to metal processing13.251925.5828.1713.5717.0817.517.519.6722.5826.0829.83
Technologies related to metal processingReduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions154.672.52.511.5..12....
Process efficiency12.251420.9225.6711.0716.081617.518.6720.5826.0829.83
Hide subtree Technologies relating to chemical industry1.836.55.515.525.211.512.55.67251716.517.5
Technologies relating to chemical industryProcess efficiency in chemical industry..0.515.57.783.519.5269
Feedstock1.8362.54.5142.563.6710.512.54.53
Reduction of greenhouse gas [GHG] emissions, e.g. CO2....25.53.512..22.565.5
Improvements relating to chlorine production........................
Improvements relating to adipic acid or caprolactam production........................
Improvements relating to fluorochloro hydrocarbon, e.g. chlorodifluoromethane [HCFC-22] production........................
Improvements relating to the production of bulk chemicals............113......
Hide subtree Technologies relating to oil refining and petrochemical industry....11.834.0810.3334.331.5..3
Technologies relating to oil refining and petrochemical industryBio-feedstock....11.834.0810.332.674.331.5..3
Ethylene production..............0.33........
Hide subtree Technologies relating to the processing of minerals1.51.331.33351.543.52513
Technologies relating to the processing of mineralsProduction of cement0.5..0.33341421413
Production or processing of lime....1..1....1.5..1....
Glass production..1.33....................
Production of ceramic materials or ceramic elements1........0.5....1......
Hide subtree Technologies relating to agriculture, livestock or agroalimentary industries..1.52395.556.67510.75104
Technologies relating to agriculture, livestock or agroalimentary industriesUsing renewable energies, e.g. solar water pumping........0.5..1....1....
Measures for saving energy, e.g. in green houses............1....2....
Reduction of greenhouse gas [GHG] emissions in agriculture..1126.52.513.67335.52
Land use policy measures........................
Afforestation or reforestation........................
Livestock or poultry management........................
Fishing; Aquaculture; Aquafarming................1......
Food processing, e.g. use of renewable energies or variable speed drives in handling, conveying or stacking..0.511232314.754.52
Technologies in the production process for final industrial or consumer products18.0812.258.213.585.4212.837.175.836.420.252.83
Climate change mitigation technologies for sector-wide applications..4..113532.3353.332.5
Enabling technologies with a potential contribution to GHG emissions mitigation..2.569.3310.54.3312.835.2513.53.837.25
Hide subtree Climate change adaptation technologies41.33106.23184.57111.09108.17106.24157.97112.2799.87122.83117.72111.63
Climate change adaptation technologiesHide subtree Adaptation at coastal zones or river basin..1..1.51.33..1..1221
Adaptation at coastal zones or river basinHard structures, e.g. dams, dykes or breakwaters............1....1....
Dune restoration or creation; cliff stabilisation........................
Artificial reefs or seaweed; restoration or protection of coral reefs........1......1....1
Flood prevention; flood or storm water management..1..1.50.33........11..
Controlling, monitoring or forecasting....................1..
Hide subtree Water resource management4640.525.515.520.8328.332420.3319.52922.2
Water resource managementHide subtree Demand-side technologies (water conservation)18497.569.513169.338.5713
Demand-side technologies (water conservation)Indoor water conservation..15314243.52.515
Irrigation water conservation..30.52.554.51185.33657
Water conservation in thermoelectric power production..13.525.51..40.5..11
Hide subtree Supply-side technologies (water availability)4231.5189.511.3315.3381111229.2
Supply-side technologies (water availability)Water desalination....6.5311.332.523150.2
Water filtration; Water and wastewater treatment32882..2.53237.52.5
Water collection (rain, surface and ground-water)1..1164.575.331665.56.5
Water storage and distribution....312332..13..
Protecting water resources....3......2......1..
Hide subtree Adapting or protecting infrastructure or their operation32721.52.332.50.511..2.5
Adapting or protecting infrastructure or their operationExtreme weather resilient electric power supply systems........................
Structural elements or technology for improving thermal insulation1....0.50.5..1.50.511....
Relating to heating, ventilation or air conditioning [HVAC] technologies....50.5..1.331........2
In transportation2111..0.5..........0.5
Planning or developing urban green infrastructure..11..10.5............
Hide subtree Adaptation technologies in agriculture, forestry, livestock or agro-alimentary production4.831514.5310.171212129.4212.518.179.713.87
Adaptation technologies in agriculture, forestry, livestock or agro-alimentary productionIn agriculture3.8312.55.83671086.42911.176.28.87
Ecological corridors or buffer zones....1..................
In food processing or handling, e.g. food conservation..210.33..11..0.5112
In livestock or poultry........................
In fisheries management10.56.73.835133362.53
Hide subtree Adaptation technologies in human health protection, e.g. against extreme weather8.8326.2828.6717.882419.6227.6517.5514.3515.9218.9816.5
Adaptation technologies in human health protection, e.g. against extreme weatherAir quality improvement or preservation136.33520.253.5..212.33..
Against vector-borne diseases whose impact is exacerbated by climate change7.8323.2822.3312.882118.3713.1517.5512.3514.9216.6415.5
Hide subtree Technologies having an indirect contribution to adaptation to climate change..3.335.83121107.173.255.333.432
Technologies having an indirect contribution to adaptation to climate changeInformation and communication technologies [ICT] supporting adaptation to climate change, e.g. for weather forecasting or climate simulation..3.335.51219.57.173.255.332.931
Assessment of water resources....0.33......0.5......0.51
Monitoring or fighting invasive species........................
Hide subtree Sustainable ocean economy122049.45929.3330.473424.3329.3342.673710.4
Sustainable ocean economyHide subtree Ocean renewable energy generation..3815.173.839.4826.338.3361
Ocean renewable energy generationOffshore wind energy......2212..........
Offshore solar energy......2..2............
Tide, wave, current and other marine energy..3811.171.836.4626.338.3361
Hide subtree Ocean pollution abatement44.535.51243.671.8322..
Ocean pollution abatementBallast water treatment....11........0.5......
Oil spill (and other floating debris) prevention and cleanup44.524.51243.671.3322..
Hide subtree Climate change mitigation in maritime transport111232..1.5..21..
Climate change mitigation in maritime transportImproved vessel design1111..2..1..1....
Fuel-efficient propulsion or fuel substitution......13....0.5..11..
Climate change mitigation and adaptation in fishing, aquaculture and aquafarming10.56.73.835133362.53
Desalination of sea water....6.5311.332.523150.2
Climate change adaptation in coastal zones..1..1.51.33..1..1221
Data extracted on 05 Mar 2021 17:24 UTC (GMT) from OECD.Stat

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