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2014.12.19

The International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (I2CNER) organized the I²CNER in Tokyo Symposium at the National Center of Sciences in Tokyo on December 12, 2014.

 

Event Report

 

<<OPENING REMARKS>>

Chiharu Kubo, President, Kyushu University

 

<<GREETINGS>>

Sadayuki Tsuchiya, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

 

Toshio Kuroki, WPI Program Director

 

Caroline Bouvier Kennedy, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, The U.S. Embassy in Japan

 

 

“Internationalization of Scientific Research in the Search for Global Energy Solutions”

Petros Sofronis, I²CNER, Director, Kyushu University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

 

<<SESSION I>>

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH FOR ADVANCING CARBON-NEUTRAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES

 

"International Approach to Developing Technologies for Aggressive CO2 Emissions Reduction by 2050”

Kenshi Itaoka, Energy Analysis Research Division, I²CNER, Kyushu University

 

"Unraveling Pore-Scale Processes Central to Safe and Reliable Geologic CO2 Storage Through a Collaborative Numerical, Experimental, and International Approach”

Takeshi Tsuji, Lead Principal Investigator, CO2 Storage Research Division,

I²CNER, Kyushu University

Ken Christensen, Professor and College of Engineering Chair in Fluid Mechanics,

I²CNER, University of Notre Dame

 

"Inspired by Nature—New Energy Sources from Hydrogenase Model Complexes”

Seiji Ogo, Lead Principal Investigator, Catalytic Materials Transformations

Research Division, I²CNER, Kyushu University

 

<<SESSION II>>

INITIATIVES FOR CARBON-NEUTRAL ENERGY APPROACHES IN JAPAN AND THE U.S.

 

"Federal Energy and Materials Policy, Opportunities for Bilateral Cooperation”

Cyrus Wadia, Assistant Director, Clean Energy and Materials, R&D, The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

 

"The Future of CO2 Management in Japan”

Toyoki Kunitake, President, Kitakyushu Foundation for the Advancement

of Industry Science and Technology

 

<<PANEL DISCUSSION>>

Jim Stubbins, Moderator, Professor and Head, Department Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, I²CNER, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Toyoki Kunitake

Cyrus Wadia

Takeshi Tsuji

Shigenori Fujikawa

Ken Christensen

Kenshi Itaoka

 

<<CLOSING REMARKS>>

Kazunari Domen, WPI Program Officer

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