• Outcome of the 3rd RD20 Conference

    Technical Sessions (September 29th – October 2nd)

    ※Sessions are held in English. Simultaneous interpretation service (English to Japanese) is available.

    Time table of each technical session

    29 Sept. Theme 1 Decarbonization by Sectors

    In order to achieve carbon neutrality, it is necessary not only to discuss each technology, but also to identify issues and discuss solutions for each sector Beginning with an overview lecture, this session will consist of lectures on the current status and subjects in the building, power and industry sectors, followed by a panel discussion on the future direction of decarbonization in each sector.

    SpeakerJob Title, AffiliationPresentation Title
    Mr. Kobad BhavnagriGlobal Head of Industrial Decarbonization, Bloomberg L.P.Achieving a Green Industrial Renaissance
    Mr. SEGAWA YutaInstitute of Technology, Center for Energy Engineering,
    Shimizu Corporation
    Development and initiatives of hydrogen utilization technology in the buildings to realize zero emission town with AIST
    Dr. Aqil JAMALChief Technologist, Carbon Management Division,
    Research and Development Center, Saudi Aramco
    Technology Challenges and Opportunities in Direct Air
    Carbon Capture
    Mr. KAITA KeijiPresident, Carbon Neutral Advanced Engineering Development Center,
    Toyota Motor Corporation
    Toyota’s Research & Development toward Carbon Neutrality

    Chair: Dr. Florence Lefebvre-Joud (CEA-Liten, France) Moderator: KONDO Michio (AIST, Japan)

    30 Sept. Theme 2 Social Acceptance of Hydrogen (Commonality among all the sectors)

    Hydrogen, especially green hydrogen, is a common foundation for decarbonization across all sectors. Social acceptance of hydrogen will be key to promote its implementation. This session will focus on the social acceptance of hydrogen utilization, with lectures on the current status and future issues regarding the public’s acceptance of the entire energy system and the use of hydrogen therein, as well as the evaluation of such safety risks as explosions. The lectures will be followed by a panel discussion on the future issues pertaining to hydrogen, such as its safety and risks, and the roles that international collaboration should play.

    SpeakerJob Title, AffiliationPresentation Title
    Dr. Elisabeth DÜTSCHKECoordinator of Business Unit Actors and Social Acceptance in the Transformation of the Energy System,
    Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (Fh-ISI)
    Social Acceptance for Hydrogen as an Option to Decarbonise
    the Energy Sector
    Dr. ONO KyokoSenior Researcher, Research Institute of Science for Safety and Sustainability,
    National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
    Quantification of public acceptance and identification of acceptance factors on hydrogen fueling stations in Japan
    Dr. François GIRARDResearch Council Officer, Technical Leader Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies,
    National Research Council Canada (NRC)
    R&D for Safe Implementation of Canada’s Hydrogen Strategy
    Dr. Laurent ANTONIHydrogen Public Affairs Manager,
    Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives,
    Laboratoire d’Innovation pour les Technologies des
    Energies Nouvelles (CEA-LITEN)

    Harmonising standards, removing barriers

    Chair: Dr. David Harris (CSIRO, Australia) Moderator: KONDO Michio (AIST, Japan)

    1 Oct. Theme 3 Next Generation Energy Management System

    Mass introduction of renewable energy is required to achieve carbon neutrality. However, there is a trade-off between increasing the introduction of Variable Renewable Energy (VRE) and stabilization of power systems, and a new Energy Management System (EMS) is needed. This session will focus on EMS, with lectures on related topics such as simulation studies, power electronics, EMS for zero-emission, and regional efforts. Finally, a discussion will be held concerning future issues pertaining to EMS, and the role international collaboration should play.

    SpeakerJob Title, AffiliationPresentation Title
    Mr. Stefan P.M. CHANTRELResearch Fellow, Department Smart Grid ICT, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (Fh-ISE)Variable Renewable Energy in Germany and Energy Management
    Dr. YAMAGUCHI HiroshiDirector, Advanced Power Electronics Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Role of Power Electronics in Energy Management System 
    Dr. John WARDResearch Director of the Energy Systems Research Program,
    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research
    Organisation (CSIRO)
    Getting to 100% – reliable operation of the Australian electricity grid with high variable renewable energy
    Mr. Cherif ASSAF (1) and Dr. Krishnanand Kaippilly RADHAKRISHNAN (2)
    (1) Programme Director, Multi Energy Systems and Grids, Energy Research Institute, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
    (2) Research Fellow, Energy Research Institute, NTU
    Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems for the Next Generation Energy Grid

    Chair: Dr. William Tumas (NREL, USA) Moderator: KONDO Michio (AIST, Japan) Dr. David Harris (CSIRO, Australia)

    RD20 International Advisors & Co-chair of Technical Sessions

    International Advisors
    Cochair, Executive Committee

    Leaders Session

    8 October 2021,  online 14:00-16:10 JST (5:00 -7:10 UTC)

    Time(JST, UTC+9)
    14:00 – 14:05Opening RemarksMinistry of Economy, Trade and Industry
    14:05 – 14:20Opening address and scope of 3rd RD20Mr. ISHIMURA Kazuhiko,  AIST President & CEO,
    RD20 Chair
    14:20 – 14:35Reports of Taskforce and Technical SessionsDr. OBARA Haruhiko, Executive Officer, AIST
    14:35 – 15:55Round table discussion RD20 Chair, and Institute representatives
    Keynote speechProf. Reimund Neugebauer,
    President, Fh-G
    Report of Preparatory Leaders Meeting (PM)Dr. Martin Keller,
    Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL),
    PM Chair
    Presentation of Leaders StatementPM Chair
    CommentsRD20 institutes‘ representatives
    Adoption of Leaders StatementRD20 Chair
    16:00 – 16:10Closing RemarksMr. OIKAWA Hiroshi,
    President, NEDO