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NEDO and Partners Develop a High-Performance Compact Thermal Energy Storage System that Can Utilize Waste Heat at Temperatures Below 100°C

-Verification Test Launched to Test Practical Application to Offline Transportation of Low-Temperature Waste Heat between Factories-
March  13,2017
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Takasago Thermal Engineering Co., Ltd.
Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha, Ltd.
Ohtsuka Ceramics Inc.
Morimatsu Industry Co., Ltd
Hino Motors, Ltd.
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

NEDO and four Japanese companies, Takasago Thermal Engineering Co., Ltd., Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha, Ltd., Ohtsuka Ceramics Inc., and Morimatsu Industry Co., Ltd., have jointly established a mass production technology for an improved high-performance thermal storage material based on a developed material by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) called "HAS-Clay" that can use low-temperature waste heat of 100°C or less. In addition, NEDO and the partner companies, along with Hino Motors, Ltd., have jointly developed a portable-type compact thermal energy storage system capable of storing more than twice as much heat as conventional systems utilizing the newly developed thermal storage material.

Starting today, a practical application Verification test for the offline heat transportation between factories of Hino Motors, Ltd., will be launched, while the four partner companies will aim to commercialize heat utilization systems for air conditioning/dehumidification/heating, hot water supply, drying processes, and other purposes, based on the findings obtained from this test.

  • Figure. Appearance of the portable-type thermal energy storage system when mounted on a truck
    Figure. Appearance of the portable-type thermal energy storage system when mounted on a truck

For more information, please contact:

NEDO Energy Conservation Technology Department
Contact Persons: Nagai, Kusunose Tel: +81-44-520-5281­

Takasago Thermal Engineering Co., Ltd. Corporate Management Group
General Affairs & Human Resources Division, Corporate Communication Office
Contact Person: Nakamura Tel: +81-3-6369-8212­

Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha, Ltd. Sales & Marketing Inorganic Materials Division
Inorganic Chemicals Sales & Marketing
Contact Person: Osawa Tel: +81-59-345-6182­

Ohtsuka Ceramics Inc. Technical Department
Contact Person: Kawamura Tel: +81-296-44-3165­

Morimatsu Industry Co., Ltd. Office of the President
Contact Person: Tsuchiya Tel: +81-58-323-8228­

Hino Motors, Ltd. Public Affairs Div. Corporate Communications Dept.
Contact Person: Ueno Tel: +81-42-586-5494­

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Research Institute for Geo-Resources and Environment
Resource Geochemistry Research Group
Contact Person: Suzuki Tel: +81-29-861-2475­