The 2nd RD20 Conference
In light of the current circumstances due to the spread of COVID-19 infections, the 2nd RD20 conference is scheduled to be held in 2 sessions online. Details are as follows:
Technical Session (September 29 - October 2)
The sessions will focus on 4 specific topics, namely, renewable energy, next generation energy management systems with batteries, hydrogen, and CCUS (carbon capture, utilization and storage). Experts in each of the aforementioned topics will take part in a panel discussion on the current R&D status in each country, and on possibilities for international collaboration.
Leaders' Session (October 9)
Leaders from notable R&D organizations of G20 members will gather to introduce their respective institute's activities, as well as to reach a high level agreement concerning a global collaboration in order to achieve a low carbon society. The conference will further highlight AIST's Global Zero Emission Research Center (GZR) that was established this year, as well as ICEF (Innovation for Cool Earth Forum) being held at the same time as this conference, and international joint projects lead by NEDO (New Energy Development Organization).