Research and Development Project on Innovative Thermal Management Materials and Technologies
PL: OBARA Haruhiko (Deputy Director-General, Planning Headquarters, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
During Japan's energy distribution process, approximately 60% of primary energy is not effectively utilized and is instead released as waste or unutilized heat. To improve overall energy efficiency and achieve energy conservation, it is essential to develop and commercialize technologies that effectively use unutilized heat.
The goal of this project is to develop technology to effectively reduce (via insulation, thermal insulation, or heat storage), recover and reuse (via heat-pump technology), or convert (via thermoelectric conversion or waste heat power generation) untapped thermal energy. The project also aims to develop basic crosscutting heat management technologies for effective reduction, recovery and reuse, or conversion of the huge amount of unused heat released into the environment in order to achieve further energy conservation in the industrial, transportation, and consumer sectors.
Overview of project and application of results
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