ICEF2017 Top 10 Innovations

Based on the three perspectives of (1) large GHG emissions reduction potential, (2) excellence in innovativeness and (3) feasibility, ICEF Steering Committee members selected the 25 best cases of top-level technological developments and policies in the domains of environment and energy that had been presented within the past 2 years. Finally, “Top 10 Innovations” were determined through votes cast by ICEF participants.

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Sharp 31.17% solar sunroof triple-junction module efficiency pdf
ZSW (Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg) New world record for thin-film solar cells pdf
Kaneka Corporation World’s highest conversion efficiency of 26.33% achieved in a crystalline silicon solar cell pdf
Harvard University Water splitting–biosynthetic system with CO2 reduction efficiencies exceeding photosynthesis pdf
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Toyota Motor Corporation High-power all-solid-state batteries using sulfide superionic conductors pdf
Harvard University Long-lasting flow battery could run for more than a decade with minimum upkeep pdf
Max Bögl Wind AG, GE Renewable Energy World’s tallest wind turbine integrated with pumped storage hydro pdf
Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, ICM, GEVO Flight powered by biofuel made from residual wood pdf
Anellotech, Suntory 100 Percent Bio-Based Plastics for Beverage Bottles pdf
LO3 Energy, Siemens Demonstration of peer to peer electricity trading using blockchain technology pdf
Tennet, Sonnen, IBM Pioneering the networking of storage batteries with blockchain technology pdf
Toshiba Demonstration of Positive Energy Building Begins in Lyon pdf

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Detailed Information about Top 10 Innovations

“Top 10 Innovations” is an event to elect the most notable among recent innovative developments in energy and climate change mitigation area that had been presented within the past 2 years. Selection criteria include GHG emissions reduction potential, innovativeness, and overall feasibility. Shortlisted projects cover various stages of innovation including “R&D”, “Pilot & Start-up”, “Commercialization” and “Policy & Standard” category.

Through the exercise, we aim to get the latest snapshot of technology development and diffusion with a view to achieving global Net-Zero Emissions. The event helps us to understand the state and trend of innovations in the respective areas, and helps find directions on areas where further efforts are needed in the future.

In preparing for the event, the ICEF secretariat collected about 400 cases from international journals, databases and other sources, and selected 100 cases as a longlist by interviews with professionals on respective areas. Subsequently, The Top 10 Working Group, comprising four members of ICEF Steering Committee selected 25 cases out of the 100 to be shortlisted for the final voting. Finally, “Top 10 Innovations” were determined through votes cast by ICEF participants.