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GZR facilities in AIST Tsukuba West

The need to limit climate change, which is an urgent challenge for global society, requires encouraging discontinuous innovations in environmental and energy technologies. At the Green Innovation Summit held in October 2019, Prime Minister Abe Shinzo stated that Japan will inaugurate an international joint research base for zero emission technologies, as a hub of aggregated knowledge from all over the world.

In response, AIST has established the Global Zero Emission Research Center (GZR) on January 29, 2020. Jointly with leading national research institutes and other famous organizations mainly in G20 member countries, GZR will conduct research for innovative environmental and energy technologies, including in the fields of renewable energy, storage batteries, hydrogen, separating and utilizing carbon dioxide, and artificial photosynthesis.

Last update:March 24,2020