I2CNER to continue collaborations with Japan
International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (I2CNER) satellite at the University of Illinois recently signed an agreement with the primary Institute at Kyushu University in Japan to continue collaborations through a second term.
An international collaboration between Japan and the U.S., I2CNER aims to contribute to the creation of a sustainable society through research focused on low-carbon emission, cost-effective energy systems, and the improvement of energy efficiency. Petros Sofronis, the James W. Bayne Professor in MechSE, is director of I2CNER.
During its first term, the Institute made significant strides toward realizing many of the short-term milestones laid out in its roadmap toward a carbon-neutral society. In the second term, I2CNER will undertake several new initiatives, including dedicated efforts to promote technology transfer and new research projects in the areas of applied math for energy, with the guiding principle of conducting the best basic science research in the world.
In consideration of its technology transfer goals, the Institute’s relationships with industry are more vital than ever. Though I2CNER is already involved in dozens of industrial collaborations, among them Toyota, Honda, and Kyocera, it will continue to pursue strategic partnerships with industry to identify and develop technology applications for research on carbon-neutral energy.
More information about innovations developed through I2CNER as well as its future research can be found here.