2016 Energy system theory

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Energy Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Tokimatsu Koji  Yamada Akira  Kato Yukitaka  Kajikawa Yuya  Okazaki Ken  Takagi Hideyuki  Sakata Ko  Hashimoto Michio 
Course component(s)
Lecture     
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue3-4(W241,G115)  
Group
-
Course number
ENR.A407
Credits
1
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2016/9/27
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

Students will learn broad perspectives from science and engineering to socio-economics of hydrogen energy as an example, comprising from energy science, techno-economic systems, technology assessment in society, business and policy issues. The course encourages students to learn and consider the perspectives on hydrogen-energy system as an example.

Student learning outcomes

The goal of this class is to obtain deep understandings of the broad perspectives from science and technology to hydrogen economy, and the promotion in collaboration with industry, government, and academia.

Keywords

hydogen energy, techno-economic systems, collaboration with industry, government, and academia

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

In the first class, the overview of the lecture is explained.Attendance is taken in every class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 prof. Akira YAMADA, dept. of electrical engineering, School of Engineering This class provides materials ranging from basics to application in energy science. The overall structure of this course is designed by using “hydrogen economy” as a keyword. Introductory lecture is provided, regarding to the purpose of this course, a wide-ranging world of energy, and relations of consisting components of techno-economic systems. Explain outline of hydrogen energy based society.
Class 2 Prof. Yukitaka Kato, Laboratory for Advanced Nuclear Energy, the Institute of Innovative Research “Hydrogen energy system and hydrogen technologies”: Outlook of hydrogen energy system and hydrogen technologies for overcoming of technological bottle neck are lectured. Understanding of overcoming technological bottle necks in hydrogen energy system and technologies
Class 3 Associate prof. Yuya Kajikawa, dept. of innovation science, School of environment and society. Students obtain deep understandings of management of technology via discussions on hydrogen energy, whose perspectives are consisted from research and development (R&D) management in energy technology, technology assessment, structural analysis on business ecosystems, and methodologies in innovation management. deep understandings of various methodologies in management of technology via hydrogen energy
Class 4 Institute Professor Ken Okazaki, Global Hydrogen Energy Unit, the Institute of Innovative Research “Essential meaning of hydrogen energy and future prospect” Essential meaning of introducing hydrogen energy is explained on the standpoint of energy security and global environment, and prospect of innovation and globalization of hydrogen supply chain toward the hydrogen society is discussed including an effort of Tokyo Tech. learn mechanical engineering related to hydrogen energy and the visions
Class 5 Dr. Hideyuki Takagi, Research Institute of Energy Frontier, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) “Trends on research and development (R&D) of hydrogen energy technologies and implementations by AIST” The class provides the outline of R&D in policy side for deployment and promotion of hydrogen energy systems, and R&D implementations on hydrogen and energy carrier in AIST. Trends on research and development (R&D) of hydrogen energy technologies and implementations by AIST dan be understood.
Class 6 M.Sc. Ko Sakata, The Institute of Applied Energy “Role of hydrogen energy systems for the low carbon society (LCS)” Discussions are provided on technology and economic issues assessed by energy modeling, specifically focus on the roles of CO2-free hydrogen energy systems in LCS. Introductory explanations are also provided for the governmental supported think-tank, co-working with industry and government. Role of hydrogen energy systems for the low carbon society (LCS) is provided.
Class 7 Adjunct Professor Michio Hashimoto, school of environment and society. Students obtain deep understandings of outlines and basic idea of energy policy with examples, based on which roles, positions, and challenges of new energy technologies such as hydrogen and renewables are explained. Future needs for preparation in R&D and institutions are also provided. Outlines and basic idea of energy policy, roles, positions, and challenges and future challenges can be understood.

Textbook(s)

None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Dictionary of Hydrogen, published from Asakura publishing Co., edited by Hydrogen Energy Systems Scoiety of Japan
distribution materials in the classes

Assessment criteria and methods

Evaluation will be based on a reporting assignment or the quiz which is assigned during the classes.

Related courses

  • ENR.A408 : Economy of energy system
  • ENR.A401 : Interdisciplinary scientific principles of energy 1
  • ENR.A402 : Interdisciplinary scientific principles of energy 2
  • ENR.A405 : Interdisciplinary Energy Materials Science 1
  • ENR.A406 : Interdisciplinary Energy Materials Science 2
  • ENR.A403 : Interdisciplinary principles of energy devices 1
  • ENR.A404 : Interdisciplinary principles of energy devices 2

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites.

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