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NEDO Technology Development Fields(Energy Conservation and Environment)

Energy Conservation and Environment

Energy conservation technologies

Innovative energy conservation technologies, unutilized thermal energy, high-efficiency thermal power generation, CO2 capture, utilization and storage, and environmentally-friendly production processes

  • Frontier of energy efficiency and conservation : unutilized thermal energy of photo
    Frontier of energy efficiency and conservation : unutilized thermal energy

It is required to achieve approx. 50.3 billion liters (crude oil equivalent) in terms of final energy consumption in FY2030, described in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's "Long-Term Energy Supply and Demand Outlook". NEDO is therefore conducting technology research and development to further enhance Japan's energy conservation systems. This entails supporting research and development on innovative technologies including thermal management materials and technologies, high-temperature superconductivity,and others.

  • Demonstration facilities for oxygen-blown IGCC (Osaki CoolGen Project) of photo
    Demonstration facilities for oxygen-blown IGCC (Osaki CoolGen Project)

Use of fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas has a problem in that they emit more carbon dioxide (CO2) than other energy sources. NEDO is working to develop high-effi ciency thermal power generation technology and steel production technology using hydrogen in order to reduce CO2 emissions from fossil fuels. By using these technologies together with CO2 capture,utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies, further reductions in CO2 emissions are expected.

Environment and resource conservation technology

3R, fluorocarbon countermeasures, and water circulation

  • Integrated seawater desalination and water reuse system demonstration project (Durban, South Africa) of photo
    Integrated seawater desalination and water reuse system demonstration project
    (Durban, South Africa)
  • Environmentally-friendly waste oil recycling system demonstration plant (Indonesia) of photo
    Environmentally-friendly waste oil recycling system demonstration plant (Indonesia)

In the field of environment and resource conservation technology, NEDO aims to build an effective system for recycling metals through urban mining. In addition, NEDO hopes to accelerate the reuse of resources throughout the world.

Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) greenhouse gas emissions are expected to increase in the future. NEDO is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by developing technologies that accelerate the transition away from refrigeration and air conditioning equipment that use HFC refrigerants to those that use refrigerants which do not contribute significantly to the greenhouse effect. In addition, NEDO is working to demonstrate Japan's water treatment technologies and systems, such as energy-saving and low environmental impact water circulation systems and seawater desalination technology, overseas. NEDO is striving to strengthen the international competitiveness of Japan's water-related industries.

Last Updated : July 31, 2020