Innovative energy technologies
Transitioning to low-carbon energy
If we are to achieve carbon neutrality, we will have to develop and deploy decarbonisation strategies. Meeting the zero-carbon objective requires technological transformations within the energy sector.
Successful transition to low-carbon energy will depend on the interaction between four drivers: (1) integration of digital innovation in the energy system (2) development of prosumer business models (3) regulatory frameworks that incentivise companies to change and evolve into the zero-carbon era (4) changes in human behaviour in favour of renewables.
The Energy sessions will focus on carbon neutrality, discussing methodologies for making a carbon neutrality roadmap, new technologies for meeting the neutrality target within transport sectors, hydrogen’s global value chain, innovative digital technologies for boosting low-carbon development and climate financing.
25 October 2021
26 October 2021
17 January 2022
18 January 2022
Minister of Environment and Energy
Professor for Business Psychology
Director International Relations & Networks
Unit Manager Smart Energy and Built Environment
Chief Science Officer
CCUS Business Development
Climate Policy Specialist
Professor Mechanical Engineering
Program Manager Sustainable Chemistry
CTO Technology Strategy
Strategy coordinator Sustainable Energy
Policy Officer Climate Adaptation
Professor Chemical Engineering
Deep dive sessions
Achieving carbon neutrality
International technology diffusion and technology transfer to ensure low carbon, affordable and accessible technologies
In order to achieve the global goal of carbon neutrality, research and development of low-carbon technology and global application have to be strengthened. Countries have different resource endowments and low-carbon technology levels. Developed countries have sufficient funds to ensure the research and development of advanced technologies. International low-carbon technology transfer is necessary. This transfer includes technology diffusion among countries, industries and companies.
Innovative energy technologies to achieve carbon neutrality in the transport sector
Transport is responsible for a large part of the greenhouse gas emissions and one of the causes of climate change. Today there are already a lot of energy saving and emission reduction technologies such as battery technologies and transport hubs. To realize real zero emission travel, intelligent transportation systems with energy management strategies for various vehicles with different energy sources such as fuel cell vehicles, electrical vehicles and hybrid vehicles have to be developed.
Material matters for the energy transition: from carbon base to metal base
The supply of key mineral resources such as indium, tellurium, germanium and rare earth elements, which is needed for sustainable energy and carbon neutrality, is limited. Finding new material to transform energy is necessary. To realize the transformation to low-carbon power, the material composition of power systems have to be changed from carbon base to metal base. New methods have to be explored to increase the energy transformation efficiency of the current energy storage systems.
Deputy Director – Division of Science and Technology