2010年10月21日木曜日

Cooperative Activities Agreement Between NEDO and the World Bank

New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) announced today that NEDO and the World Bank singed an agreement on the implementation of cooperative activities in the field of energy and environmental technology in October 21, 2010.  According to the announcement, the agreement allows both parties to jointly implement the cooperative activities in an effort to resolve global energy and environmental issues through technology demonstrative project that NEDO is promoting to encourage energy conservation as well as to introduce renewable energy sources, in addition to the collaborative activities within the scope of the ECO2 2010 Cities Initiative launched by the World Bank ( www.worldbank.org/eco2 ).


NEDO has been taking initiatives on experimental projects of renewable energy and energy saving in Asia and other countries.  The agreement is expected to accelerate to promote sustainable urban development and low carbon economies and societies.


Source: NEDO Press Release of October 21, 2010 (Japanese) 
           The World Band Press Release of October 22, 2010


10/21/10

2010年10月7日木曜日

Tidal Power Generation

Nova Energy, an entrepreneurial company based in Hyogo Japan, developed tidal power generation systems and started its trial testing off the coast of Awaji City in the first half of the year  2010. The key component of the system is a tuna shaped turbine "MAGURO TURBINE", of which type number NT-001 has a 6-meter-long body with a 3 meter-diameter of propeller, is designed to generate 10kw at 3 knot tide current speed. Maguro Turbine is not actually for generating electric power but to generate oil pressure power which is transformed to rotate oil turbines for electric power generation.  For a country surrounded by the sea, like Japan, there could be huge potential to use the sea power of clean energy.  We do hope the trial will be successfully completed together with a reasonable cost performance result.





Source: News archives on Nova Energy's  web site (Japanese)
            A TV program uploaded on YouTube (Japanese)


10/7/10