Research Objectives and Fields
In order to realize a sustainable society, technologies which contribute to prevent global warming while continuing to effectively utilize limited resources are indispensable. At the same time, a stable supply of energy is also requred for industrial growth and a comfortable society. As technical development targets responding these challenges, the Energy Technology Research Institute (ETRI) is engaged in research on 1) "Distributed Energy NEtwork Technology" for integrated energy supply from clean distributed power sources and conventional electric power, heat, and chemical energy, 2) "Energy Material/Device Technologies" such as fuel cell and capacitor, and 3) "Clean Energy Technology", including hydrogen energy, clean fuel and solar energy.
- 1) Distributed Energy Network Technology
- Development of integration control/operation technologies and their component element technologies.
- Energy Material/Device Technology
- Development of high performance solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), thermoelectric conversion device, power storage capacitors, and other energy material and device technologies.
- Clean Energy Technology
- Development of technologies for conversion of sunlight to secondary energy, high density transportation and storage of hydrogen, decarbonization of hydrocarbon resouces, etc. with the aim of supplying clean energy.
In addition, active effors in research on innovative and germinal energy technologies are under way.