11:00-11:30 Using the 2020 Olympics to Demonstrate a New Technology

Presenter: Mr Shigeru Muraki, Tokyo Gas


Hydrogen Society toward Tokyo 2020

Shigeru Muraki1

1Program Director for Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program(SIP) Energy CarriersCabinet Office, Government of Japan

Japanese Government is taking strong leadership in actions toward hydrogen society.Strategic Energy Plan in 2014 specified realization of hydrogen society is one of key strategies of Energy Plan, and issued Strategic Roadmap for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell.Council for Science, Technology and Innovation launched Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP) in 2014, and one of 11 themes is Energy Carriers.

R&D activities in Japan including SIP Energy Carriers consist of R&D projects to develop CO2 free hydrogen value chain, which cover production of CO2 free hydrogen from renewable energies, 3 energy carriers (Liquid hydrogen, Organic Hydride, Ammonia), dehydrogenation of energy carriers, hydrogen turbine and engine, and direct use of ammonia for turbines, engines, industrial furnaces and fuel cells.

Key results of program suggest high potentiality of ammonia in gas turbine, mix combustion in coal fired power plant, industrial furnace and solid oxide fuel cell which can contribute for CO2 reductions in power and industrial sectors. Roadmap of ammonia supply chain is issued by Green Ammonia Consortium established in July 2017.

We propose basic scheme of hydrogen society and to startthe showcase in 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Hydrogen society will be demonstrated in one of sites of Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

Mr Shigeru Muraki, Tokyo Gas

He joined Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. in 1972 after graduating from Applied Chemistry department of the University of Tokyo. He was appointed chief representative in New York from 1989 to 1994. From 1996 through 2004, he worked at Gas Resources Dept. He was promoted to senior executive officer and CTO in 2004.

In 2007, he moved to Energy Solution Division in charge of marketing in commercial and industrial markets and power business.

He was appointed Executive Vice President in 2010 and Vice Chairman in 2014. Since April 2015, he has been Executive Adviser for Tokyo Gas.

He has been Program Director of Energy Carriers for SIP (Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program) since June 2014. He has assigned to Regional Vice Chair, Asia Pacific and South Asia, of World Energy Council since May 2016.