Carbon Neutrality through Integration of Technologies
The Global Zero Emission Research Center (GZR) was established in January 2020 in line with the Japanese government’s “Environment Innovation Strategy,” which aims to reduce domestic as well as global greenhouse gas emissions. Connecting G20 researchers, GZR provides an important platform that attracts domestic and international insights about cutting-edge research and development.
Our research at GZR involves technological integration utilizing technologies developed in such fields as energy devices, hydrogen energy carriers, carbon recycling, and technology assessment. Among the first in the world, we create innovations that solve social issues and strengthen economic growth and industrial competitiveness.
We work with industry and academia. We are eager to promote collaboration both globally and domestically. One of our collaborations is realized through “Research and Development 20 for Clean Energy Technologies (RD20),” which is an international conference attended by leaders of G20 members in clean energy research and technology. GZR serves as its secretariat. We are also active at the Tokyo Zero-emission Innovation Bay, which is a council that aims to develop the Tokyo Bay area into an innovation zone for zero emission technologies. GZR also serves as its secretariat.
Prime Senior Researcher
Principal Research Manager
Ten research teams in GZR
realize a zero emission society
GZR is advancing the research and development of technologies necessary for a zero emission society. Ten research teams develop technologies such as CO2-free electricity, CO2-free fuel, and CO2 recycling. We are engaged in research on zero emission social system design and evaluation methods such as resource recycling and environmental / social evaluation.
Organic-inorganic Hybrid PV Team
New Horizons for Solar Power with Next-gen Perovskite Solar Cell PVs
Multijunction PV Team
Developing Ultra-High-Efficiency Solar Cells to Maximize Power Generation within a Limited Area
Thermoelectrics and Thermal Management Team
Thermoelectrics: Power Generation from Waste Heat and Thermal Management
Fundamentals of Ionic Devices Research Team
Clarifying the Transport Behavior of Ions and Electrons for Electrochemical Innovation
Artificial Photosynthesis Research Team
Learning from Plants to Create Energy for Humans
Hydrogen Production and Storage Team
Eliminating Barriers toward a Hydrogen Society through Collaboration and Fusion
Carbon-based Energy Carrier Research Team
Developing a Hydrogen Carrier System for CO2 Utilization
Smart CO2 Utilization Research Team
Creating a System for Carbon Utilization for “Beyond Zero” CO2 Emissions
Resource Circulation Technology Research Team
Efficient Recovery of Critical Metals for a Zero Emission Society
Personnel (As of JUN. 01, 2023)
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Main Research Equipment Collaboration for Global Solutions
We conduct international joint research projects with overseas research institutes that carry out zero emission research activities.
We strengthen international collaborations through RD20 and other efforts.