NEDO Technology Development Fields (Energy Systems)
NEDO promotes challenging research and development based on its technology development strategy to address the various issues facing society. NEDO aims to lead the world in realizing innovation by shifting to new industrial systems, creating a society that thoroughly conserves energy, and accelerating the adoption of renewable energy.
Energy system technology
Storage batteries, hydrogen energy, smart communities, and system control
In the field of hydrogen energy, NEDO is promoting technology development, from production to transportation, storage, and the use of hydrogen, including fuel cells, hydrogen refueling stations, hydrogen power generation, largescale hydrogen supply chains, and power-to-gas technology, in order to significantly expand the utilization of hydrogen. In the field of storage batteries, NEDO also conducts research to develop all-solid-state lithium-ion batteries with performance far superior to conventional lithium-ion batteries as well as other types of innovative storage batteries.
distribution network (Demonstration in the U.S. state of California)
In addition, NEDO is devising resilient, sustainable, and smart energy systems that efficiently tap into renewable energy, storage batteries, electric vehicles, heat pumps, and other distributed energy resources. For instance, it is working to overcome grid constraints with home-grown technologies. Various demonstration projects are underway around the world in different business settings to validate the technical and commercial viability of energy systems.
Renewable energy technology
Solar power, wind power, ocean energy, biomass, geothermal energy, and renewable thermal energy
NEDO propels the grid integration of renewable sources on a massive scale so that they can become main sources of power supply. Along with relevant guidelines, it is developing cost-saving and other useful technologies for the extensive use of solar, wind, and renewable thermal energy, as well as biomass. These technologies are intended for harnessing solar energy on exterior building walls and mobility-related platforms such as automobiles, thereby expanding their application in new markets, and achieving more reliable operations over the long term. NEDO supports the demonstration of floating wind turbine systems, the development of wind farms, and also engages in the development and demonstration of technologies for providing Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and generating power with biomass resources. Technology development is underway to tap into supercritical geothermal sources and to provide heat pump systems that harness ground sources, solar heat, or other renewable thermal sources.
Barge-type floating offshore wind turbine
Large area (703 cm2; 24.15 cm × 29.10 cm)
film-type perovskite solar module for the
world's highest conversion efficiency
Last Updated : July 12, 2022