Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF)

Top 10 Innovations


"Top 10 Innovations" is an event to select the most notable among recent innovative developments in energy and climate change mitigation. By examining the field "Top 10 Innovations" will provide the latest snapshot of technology development and diffusion with the potential to transform society in the fields of energy and environment. The event helps us to understand the state and trends of innovations in each respective area, and helps find areas where further efforts are needed in the future.



R&D Solar

31.17% solar sunroof triple-junction module efficiency


R&D Solar

New world record for thin-film solar cells

ZSW (Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg)


R&D Solar

World’s highest conversion efficiency of 26.33% achieved in a crystalline silicon solar cell

Kaneka Corporation

R&D Hydrogen

Water splitting–biosynthetic system with CO2 reduction efficiencies exceeding photosynthesis

Harvard University


R&D Energy Storage

High-power all-solid-state batteries using sulfide superionic conductors

Tokyo Institute of Technology,
Toyota Motor Corporation

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Toyota Motor Corporation

R&D Energy Storage

Long-lasting flow battery could run for more than a decade with minimum upkeep

Harvard University


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Pilot & Start-up Wind & Energy Storage

World’s tallest wind turbine integrated with pumped storage hydro

Max Bögl Wind AG, GE Renewable Energy

Pilot & Start-up Biomass

Flight powered by biofuel made from residual wood

Northwest Advanced Renewables
Alliance, ICM, GEVO

Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, ICM, GEVO


Pilot & Start-up Biomass

100 percent bio-based plastics for beverage bottles

Anellotech, Suntory

Pilot & Start-up Smart Grid/Microgrid

Demonstration of peer to peer electricity trading using blockchain technology

LO3 Energy, Siemens


Pilot & Start-up Smart Grid/Microgrid

Pioneering the networking of storage batteries with blockchain technology

Tennet, Sonnen, IBM

Pilot & Start-up PEB (Positive Energy Building)

Demonstration of Positive Energy Building Begins in Lyon





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