Reports/Opinions

Materials Development for Net Zero Emission (Reviews and Prospects of ICEF 2017 Concurrent Sessions)

  • Posted by Itaru Yasui
  • November 24, 2017

The relation between materials and energy ranges diversely from, for example, improving energy efficiency through the development of new structural materials (e.g. weight reduction or engine combustion efficiency improvement by high temperature resistant alloys) to improving battery capabilities by developing new electrolytes. ...

ICEF2017 Roadmaps: CO2 Utilization 2.0 and Energy Storage

  • Posted by ICEF Secretariat
  • November 14, 2017

Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF) is today releasing innovation roadmaps for carbon dioxide utilization and energy storage, technologies with the potential to contribute significantly to long-term net zero GHG emissions. ...

[Updated] COP23 Events with participation from the ICEF: ICEF regional meeting and our latest roadmaps on CO2 Utilization and Energy Storage

  • Posted by ICEF Secretariat
  • December 11, 2017

The latest ICEF Roadmaps, CO2 Utilization 2.0 and Energy Storage, will be released at side events of COP23 to be held in Bonn, Germany. ...

Hydrogen & Fuel Cells (Reviews and Prospects of ICEF 2017 Concurrent Sessions)

  • Posted by Pierre-Etienne Franc
  • December 13, 2017

Hydrogen technologies have made promising steps in the last years on several fields. ...

Biofuels (Reviews and Prospects of ICEF 2017 Concurrent Sessions)

  • Posted by James D. Kinder
  • December 13, 2017

In the last ten years there have been major developments to produce a “drop-in” fuel for aviation from bio-derived sources. ...

CCS (Reviews and Prospects of ICEF 2017 Concurrent Sessions)

  • Posted by Alex Zapantis
  • December 13, 2017

The CCS session was Chaired by Alex Zapantis, General Manager Commercial at the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute, and joined by four excellent speakers: ...

Three Challenges in the Sustainable Future of Energy Systems

  • Posted by Nobuo Tanaka
  • September 8, 2014
  • Professor, GraSPP, the University of Tokyo, Global Associate for Energy Security and Sustainability, the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan(IEEJ), Former Executive Director at the International Energy Agency (IEA)

The International Energy Agency (IEA) published the Energy Technology Perspectives (ETP) 2014 last June. The document is the IEA's biennial flagship publication concerning energy technology solutions for a sustainable future. The ETP 2014 states that a revolutionary reversal of shares of power sources needs to occur to achieve almost zero carbon generation in order to contain the atmospheric temp...

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Which technology or innovation is most critical to achieving a sustainable and affordable low-carbon energy system in Europe?

  • Posted by Georg Erdmann
  • August 25, 2014
  • Professor, Berlin University of Technology

One lesson from the German Energiewende is that low-carbon energy solutions cannot come from a short list of innovations and technologies. Crucial is the system integration of low-carbon technologies.   For example, photovoltaic has become a promising technology as its investment costs have sharply declined. Therefore the number of competitive markets and market niches are largely growing a...

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Barriers disturbing development of innovative measures for mitigating climate change

  • Posted by Yoichi Kaya
  • August 19, 2014
  • President, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE)

According to SPM of IPCC AR-5 WG1(1) cumulative (anthropogenic) emissions of CO2 and global mean surface temperature response are approximately linearly related. It indicates that stabilization of the global surface temperature requires almost zero emission of CO2. Considering that more than 85% of primary energy mankind depend upon are fossil fuels, we mankind are required to make drastic efforts...

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