R&D Areas

Energy Conversion and Energy Storage Area

Program Officer (PO)

WATANABE Masayoshi

WATANABE Masayoshi

(Distinguished YNU Professor, Institute of Advanced Sciences, Yokohama National University)


This technology area aims to make renewable energies our primary power sources, develop innovative technologies that utilize hydrogen energy and develop Energy storage technology essential to support the transformation to a sustainable energy system.
In the energy conversion field, In addition to inexpensive, efficient, and convenient technologies for converting solar energy, we will conduct on inexpensive, energy-saving technologies for the synthesis and use of hydrogen energy carriers.
In the energy storage field, we will conduct on storage technology that utilizes waste heat in the medium and low temperature and more versatile, economical, and environmentally friendly electricity storage technologies for a wide range of applications, from small electricity storage devices used in our daily lives to large-scale electricity storage devices in power grids that promote the use of renewable energy sources, having highly variable output.
An emphasis will be placed on the premise that the proposed technology can contribute to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions throughout the entire process chain from the perspective of energy and material flows.

R&D Projects

Small Phase

Energy Conversion

<Adopted in FY2023> R&D Project Title Summary R&D Period
Energy Saving Hydrogen Production/Storage by Silicon-Based Hydrogen Carrier
(PDF:582KB) 2023.11~
Highly efficient and durable Lead-free metal halide perovskite solar cells with orientation-controlled two-dimensional structure
(PDF:672KB) 2023.11~

Energy Storage

<Adopted in FY2023> R&D Project Title Summary R&D Period
Deeply supercooled Li salt electrolytes for next-generation Li secondary batteries
UENO Kazuhide
(PDF:852KB) 2023.11~
Development of high-performance latent/sensible heat-storage materials for effective utilization of mid- and low-temperature waste heat
OHKOSHI Shin-ichi
(PDF:969KB) 2023.11~
Development of Heat Storage Oxide Materials Utilizing Environmental Moisture
OKAMOTO Norihiko L.
(PDF:1.21MB) 2023.11~

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Area Advisor (AD)

UE Makoto Guest Professor, Research Organization for Nano & Life Innovation, Waseda University
UCHIDA Hiroyuki Professor, Clean Energy Research Center, University of Yamanashi
OKADA Shigeto Prof. Emeritus, Transdisciplinary Research and Education Center for Green Technologies, Kyushu University
KAKIUCHI Hiroyuki General Manager, Science & Innovation Center Inorganic Materials Laboratory, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
KUSHIYA Katsumi Former Adviser, Power & Renewables Business Department, Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd.
TAKAHASHI Kenji Professor, Institute of Science and Engineering, Kanazawa University
TOMISHIGE Keiichi Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University
NAKAI Hiromi Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
HANAMURA Katsunori Principal Fellow, Center for Research and Development Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency
YOSHIDA Masaru Director, Interdisciplinary Research Center for Catalytic Chemistry, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology