”International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (I2CNER)” at Kyushu University was adopted as a member Institute of the World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI Program) by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in this year (2010).
The objective of I2CNER is to develop the science required to eliminate barriers and enable the technological breakthroughs necessary for a hydrogen-based society and efficient CO2 capture and sequestration.
The Institute’s research agenda covers the areas of hydrogen production and storage; hydrogen tolerant materials; fuel cells; “greening” chemical reactions and catalysts; CO2 capture; as well as oceanic and geological sequestration. This broad-based approach cuts across the boundaries of chemistry, physics, materials science, mechanics, geoscience, oceanic science, and biomimetics bridging multi-dimensional spatial and temporal scales for phenomena occurring at the interface between materials and hydrogen, oxygen, and CO2.
The official language at I2CNER is English.
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