Adoption of Carbon-Free Energy Sources Toward Sustainable and Smart Energy System
Dr. Aziz is currently an Associate Professor at Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. He received B. Eng., M. Eng., and D. Eng. degrees from Kyushu University, Japan, in 2004, 2006 and 2008, respectively, in the field of mechanical engineering. His general research areas are advanced energy conversion systems. His research interest includes power generation, renewable energy utilization, process modeling, smart grid, electric vehicle, battery, and hydrogen production and utilization. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journals, 18 books and book chapters, and more than 200 proceedings.
Muhammad Aziz, Dr. Eng.
Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505, Japan
The utilization of carbon-based energy sources, especially the fossil fuels, have resulted in several environmental problems. These high concerns on environmental issues, including the climate change, have motivated us to shift to the adoption of cleaner and sustainable energy systems in the future. The adoption of carbon-free energy source, including primary and secondary energy sources, is believed to be able to solve these environmental anxieties, as well as facilitate new opportunities on energy security and economy. However, the renewable energy sources are fluctuating, hence, require supports, including the secondary energy sources, to balance between the supply and demand. Secondary energy sources are expected to be able to bridge effectively between the primary energy sources and the demand. In addition, the mutual conversion among these secondary energy sources are also important to create mutually integrated energy systems. Carbon-free secondary energy sources, such as electricity, hydrogen, and ammonia, are expected to be massively adopted in the future. The conversion, storage/transportation, and utilization technologies of these secondary energy sources are required to be developed effectively. Moreover, the adoption of smart system to support this clean and sustainable energy systems are also required, as well as to achieve higher resilience in the energy systems and the whole living systems. Several ideas and technologies related to the creation of sustainable and clean energy systems by employing carbon-free energy sources are discussed.
Dr. Ahmed Mancy Mosa