Institute of Innovative Research, 
Tokyo Institute of Technology.



Laboratory for Zero-Carbon Energy Launch Symposium 8/31

Achieving Carbon-Neutral Society with Zero-Carbon Energy Sources

Event Overview

The Laboratory for Zero-Carbon Energy was established on June 1, 2021, reorganized from the former Laboratory for Advanced Nuclear Energy, Institute of Innovative Research. The lab’s missions are promoting industry-government-academia cooperation and collaborations with local communities as well as with international research institutes; identifying issues in developing sustainable energy systems; and pushing research and development to help solve such issues. It is our pleasure to invite you to a launch symposium as an opportunity to celebrate the launch together and to share the challenges in bringing about future energy society and achieving our missions in solving those challenges. We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to seeing you at the symposium.

  • Date and time: Tuesday, August 31, 2021, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: The symposium will be held online. (Zoom webinar)
  • Language: Japanese(Japanese to English simultaneous interpretation will be provided.)
  • Please register your participation at: Registration
    *Registration deadline:Tuesday, August 24,2021


15:00 Opening Remarks Kazuya Masu, President of Tokyo Institute of Technology
15:05 Complimentary Address TBA, Research Promotion Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Akira Yoshino, Director of Global Zero Emission Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
15:15 Congratulatory Speech Jacopo Buongiorno, TEPCO Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
15:25 Speech by the Director “Launch and Roles of the Laboratory for Zero-Carbon Energy”
Kenji Takeshita, Director of the Laboratory for Zero-Carbon Energy (Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology)
15:35 Break  
15:45 Special Speeches “A Future Shaped with Zero-Carbon Energy”
Kenji Yamaji, President/Director-General, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE)
“Carbon Energy and Regional Redevelopment Initiatives Led by Industry Liaison”
Takao Kashiwagi, Director of Tokyo Institute of Technology Solution Research Center for Advanced Energy Systems
16:20 Panel Discussion “Research and Development toward Building Zero-Carbon Energy Systems”
Panels: Kenji Yamaji, Takao Kashiwagi, Kenji Takeshita
Moderator: Yukitaka Kato, Vice Director of the Laboratory for Zero-Carbon Energy
16:55 Closing Remarks Osamu Watanabe, Executive Vice President for Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology