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Published on Mar 24, 2016
There are a great deal of challenges in creating a carbon-neutral energy future, which will require fundamental developments in our understanding of basic science issues within everything from chemistry, physics, geology, materials science and mechanics. This is no less important in Japan, a country short on natural energy resources, but with a commitment to providing for a clean energy future. As such, the Japanese government has committed to funding the International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (I²CNER), center of basic science research based at the University of Kyushu. I²CNER is driven by trans-disciplinary, international teams of researchers, working on revolutionary new forms of energy generation. From new catalysts for solid oxide fuel cells, to hugely improved efficiency in energy cycles, and even the use of bacteria based enzymes to find entirely new means of energy creation, I²CNER is likely to be at the heart of the next energy miracle.