Japan and Egypt join efforts to accelerate net zero energy future

They join existing contributors from the UK, Netherlands, US, Australia, Canada and Brazil, with each research and technology centre offering their unique perspective on the energy transition and journey towards creating integrated energy systems

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Two new research centres in Japan and Egypt have joined an international technology study aimed at accelerating an integrated net zero energy future.

The Net Zero Technology Centre in Scotland announced the addition of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology in Japan and the Faculty of Energy and Environmental Engineering at The British University in Egypt that will provide expertise to its study which was initiated at COP26.

They join existing contributors from the UK, Netherlands, US, Australia, Canada and Brazil, with each organisation offering their unique perspective on the energy transition and journey towards creating integrated energy systems.

The technology and research organisations will identify key energy transition technologies across mature hydrocarbon basins, including green and blue hydrogen, offshore wind, oil and gas electrification, direct air capture and carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS).

Luca Corradi, Innovation Network Director at the Net Zero Technology Centre said: “We are excited to have Japan’s National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science & Technology and the Faculty of Energy and Environmental Engineering at the British University in Egypt onboard. They both have a history of innovation and international collaboration, which will help provide a well-rounded view of the global energy system. Participating in the study is a massive opportunity for all partners to collaborate and identify the key technologies to enable the transition.

“The outcomes of the study will help inform national governments at COP27, where all countries must re-evaluate their Nationally Determined Contributions and deliver on previous commitments.”

The Net Zero Technology Centre was created as part of the Aberdeen City Region Deal in 2017, with £180 million of UK and Scottish government funding to maximise the potential of the North Sea.