R&D Center for Zero CO2 Emission
with Functional Materials
Currently, with global warming, carbon neutrality (net zero carbon dioxide emission)
is required on a global scale. Hydrogen can be produced from water,
and fuel cells using hydrogen produce only water as a product without emitting carbon dioxide
in the chemical reaction during power generation, so they are the main energy carriers of renewable energy.
- Prof. Otani has joined as a member. The short name of the center has been decided as "Zero-EFM"
- Reserch report by Dr. Takeyasu and collaborators has been published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition
At this center, basic important technologies are developed including production, storage and transportation of hydrogen and conversion of carbon dioxide to useful chemicals such as methanol and formic acid.
In this center, we will promote the development and research of basic important technologies related to hydrogen production, storage and transportation, and green innovation basic technologies that convert carbon dioxide into useful materials such as methanol and formic acid and fuels.