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Title: Basic Solar Energy Research in Japan (2011 EFRC Forum)

Kazunari Domen, Chemical System Engineering Professor at the University of Tokyo, was the second speaker in the May 26, 2011 EFRC Forum session, "Global Perspectives on Frontiers in Energy Research." more » In his presentation, Professor Domen talked about basic solar energy research in Japan. The 2011 EFRC Summit and Forum brought together the EFRC community and science and policy leaders from universities, national laboratories, industry and government to discuss "Science for our Nation's Energy Future." In August 2009, the Office of Science established 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers. The EFRCs are collaborative research efforts intended to accelerate high-risk, high-reward fundamental research, the scientific basis for transformative energy technologies of the future. These Centers involve universities, national laboratories, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit firms, singly or in partnerships, selected by scientific peer review. They are funded at $2 to $5 million per year for a total planned DOE commitment of $777 million over the initial five-year award period, pending Congressional appropriations. These integrated, multi-investigator Centers are conducting fundamental research focusing on one or more of several “grand challenges” and use-inspired “basic research needs” recently identified in major strategic planning efforts by the scientific community. The purpose of the EFRCs is to integrate the talents and expertise of leading scientists in a setting designed to accelerate research that transforms the future of energy and the environment.« less
Title: Basic Solar Energy Research in Japan (2011 EFRC Forum)
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Publication Date: 2011-05-26
OSTI Identifier: 1022442
Other Number(s): TRN: US1201514
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Science for our Nation's Energy Future: Energy Frontier Research Centers Summit and Forum, Washington D.C., May 25 - May 27, 2011; Related Information: See slides of this presentation at http://www.energyfrontier.us/sites/all/themes/frontiers/pdfs/Domen_Presentation.pdf
Research Org: Office of Science Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC) Office of Basic Energy Sciences (SC-22)
Subject: 14 SOLAR ENERGY ; FOCUSING ; JAPAN ; PLANNING ; SOLAR ENERGY ; NUCLEAR REACTORS ; FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI NUCLEAR POWER PLANT ; ENERGY POLICY ; NUCLEAR POWER ; PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER GENERATION ; METI ; MEXT ; SOLAR CELLS
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:28:12
System Entry Date: 2018-02-06