General Outline

“Tokyo Zero-emission Innovation Bay” (hereinafter referred to as “Zero-emission Bay”) was established, based on the proposal of the “Environment Innovation Strategy” of the Japanese Government (Decision of the Integrated Innovation Strategy Promotion Council, January 21, 2020), to initiate an Innovation Area that pioneers zero-emission related technologies.

Professor KASHIWAGI Takao, Distinguished Professor and Honorary Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, assumed the post of the President of “Zero-emission Bay”. Its Secretariat is under the supervision of Dr. YOSHINO Akira , Director, Global Zero Emission Research Center (GZR), which was established on January 29, 2020, within the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), a Designated National Research and Development Agency under the presidency of Mr. ISHIMURA Kazuhiko.


Around the Tokyo Bay Area, many research laboratories, factories/business offices, research institutes, and universities of various energy suppliers/users such as electric power, gas, petroleum, chemical, electric machinery, and automobile industries. Once these organizations are united for collaboration on research and development, demonstration and business, etc., it would become the largest innovation area in the world for research and development, verifications/information dissemination related to zero-emission technologies.

Based on such concept, it was proposed to set up “Tokyo Zero-emission Innovation Bay”, a council of industry/academia/government to implement planning/promotion/dissemination activities, under mid/long-term perspectives, on research and development/demonstration projects related to zero emissions (e.g. hydrogen, CCUS, energy management, etc.) in the framework of the “Environment Innovation Strategy” of the Japanese Government (Decision of the Integrated Innovation Strategy Promotion Council, as of January 21, 2020).

Major activities
  1. Area maps containing activity information of industries, universities, research organizations, and administrative organizations around the Tokyo Bay area will be compiled and distributed to the world.
  2. Research and development/demonstration projects including national project proposals will be planned/promoted and their results will be disseminated and utilized.
  3. Promotion of information exchange and collaboration among members on the commitments on research and development/demonstration, businesses, etc. related to zero emission technologies.
  4. Other necessary activities to achieve the purposes of “Zero-emission Bay”