TU Delft strengthens collaboration with Japan for ocean energy research and development

06 maart 2017 door Ocean Energy

On February 8, TU Delft signed an agreement with Japan to formalize its collaboration on Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) and other ocean energy solutions, including tidal, wave and current energy. The signing ceremony was part of a seminar on ocean energy at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tokyo. The seminar, during which Ambassador Aart Jacobi gave a complementary speech and witnessed the signing ceremony, gathered about fifty researchers and industry experts and helped to establish many new contacts.

The Netherlands and Japan are front runners in the field of ocean energy. Both countries have a renowned maritime industry and show a long-term dedication towards ocean energy research and development. During the seminar Henk Polinder from the Ocean Energy Platform of Delft University of Technology, Joost Kirkenier from Bluerise, Dr. Yasuyuki Ikegami from Saga University and Mr. Takayuki Watanabe from Xenesys gave a summary of their respective academic and commercial activities in the field. They underlined the importance of international industry-academia collaboration and government policies in ocean energy. After their presentations, a collaboration agreement was signed to formalize the mutual cooperation between the four parties.

© 2017 TU Delft