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International Demonstration Project on Japan's Technologies for Decarbonization and Energy Transition

Project overview

Project period: starting in FY1993, budget: 6.5 billion yen (FY2023)

In this project, efforts are made to promote the use of Japan’s advanced technologies that contribute to safety, energy security, economic efficiency, and the environment (S+3E) by demonstrating such technologies overseas. The demonstrations are carried out in international energy markets that have more advanced energy policies in place in order for Japan to gain meaningful results. Through these efforts, NEDO makes contributions to the promotion of Japan's energy-related industries, domestic and international energy transition and decarbonization, and Japan’s energy security.
Project pamphlet (Available only in Japanese)

This project is composed of the following four phases: [1] basic study, [2] feasibility study, [3] demonstration, and [4] follow-up, and the four phases are carried out under a single theme. An entity to carry out [1] is selected through a public solicitation. A committee composed of external experts reviews each phase and decides whether or not to move from [1] to [2] and from [2] to [3]. Whether or not to implement [4] is determined on a case-by-case basis.
NEDO’s subsidy rates are as follows: [1] 100%; [2] and subsequent phases 1/2 for large companies, 2/3 for small and medium-sized enterprises/venture companies.

  • The project flow consisting of 1 basic study, 2 feasibility study, 3 demonstration, and 4 follow-up.
    Project scheme

Project details

■ List of demonstration projects (currently being implemented)

No. Project title Partner country Partner country’s counterpart Partner country’s operator Project operator Project period
1 Actual-scale performance demonstration project of energy-saving seawater desalination system Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) Saudi Arabia's Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) Hitachi, Ltd./Toray Industries, Inc. FY2018 -FY2023
2 Demonstration research on micro substations to realize power supply with low environmental impact in areas with underdeveloped power distribution networks India Ministry of Power, Ministry of Finance TATA Power-DDL Nissin Electric Co., Ltd. FY2021 - FY2023
3 Demonstration research on IT systems to realize efficient operational management of Last Mile electric mobility India Delhi Metropolitan Government Transport Department (TDGOD) ETO Motors Private Limited Panasonic Holdings Corporation FY2022 - FY2023
4 Demonstration project related to residential flexible energy management in response to the all-electric building policy America California Energy Commission (CEC) SMUD/UC-Davis Panasonic Holdings Corporation FY2022 - FY2024
5 Demonstration research of an advanced energy-saving shrimp aquaculture system using local biomass Vietnam Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Tien Giang Province (DARD) TH AQUA Limited (TH) Yuko-Keiso Co., Ltd. FY2022 - FY2025
6 Demonstration research on smart mobility aimed at changing energy consumption behavior Philippines Philippine Base Conversion and Development Corporation/Clark Development Corporation MMTOI(MC Metro Transport Operation Inc.) Zenmov Inc. FY2022 - FY2025
7 Demonstration project to develop hydrogen-fired gas turbine project in Europe. Germany NOW GmbH RWEG Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. FY2023 - FY2025

List of completed projects (Available only in Japanese)

Information on events related to the project (Available only in Japanese)

Stage-gate examination results (Available only in Japanese)

Related results (Available only in Japanese)

PDFFollow-up survey results for FY2021(1.0MB)

  Operator Title
January 27, 2022 Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. Succeeded in constructing and operating a microgrid in an actual power distribution network using storage batteries for the first time in Japan and the U.S.
November 12, 2021 Hitachi, Ltd. Commencement ceremony for phase 2 of the smart community demonstration project held in Slovenia
November 5, 2021 Cloud-based energy management system completed and demonstration operation started in Slovenia
March 31, 2021 Kyosan Electric Mfg. Co., Ltd.
Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.
Investigating the effects of introducing smart traffic signaling systems in 14 Russian cities
March 23, 2021 Yokogawa Electric Corporation
The Japan Research Institute, Limited
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.
Completed energy-saving demonstration project in China by introducing energy management system, etc.
March 2, 2021 Marubeni Utility Services, Ltd.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Demonstration operation of small and medium-sized gas turbine high-efficiency cogeneration system begins in Uzbekistan
January 22, 2021 Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. Decided to conduct additional demonstration of the world's first combined operation (dual use) of storage batteries during normal and disaster situations
January 7, 2021 Takaoka Toko Co., Ltd.
Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
Komaihaltec Inc.
Demonstration operation of "Polar Microgrid System" begins in Russia's Far East
October 2, 2020 Hitachi, Ltd.
Showa Denko Materials Co., Ltd.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Poland's largest hybrid battery energy storage system commences full-scale technology demonstration

Basic information

Technical field Support for international expansion
Project code P93050
Department in charge International Affairs Department (TEL: +81-44-520-5190)

Last Updated : January 11, 2024