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Greeting & History

Chairman’s Message

Chairman Prof. Takao Kashiwagi

Chairman Prof. Takao Kashiwagi

The Advanced Cogeneration and Energy Utilization Center of Japan (ACEJ) celebrates its 10th anniversary in fiscal year 2021.
This year marks the 37th anniversary since the establishment of its predecessor, the Cogeneration Research Society of Japan.
We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude for the support and cooperation of our members and all those involved, including government officials and academics.

Since its inception, the environment surrounding energy in Japan has changed dramatically, but cogeneration has been recognized as a system that excels in energy efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, resilience, and nowadays, the ability to adjust to fluctuating renewable energy sources. Cogeneration has been recognized as a system that excels in energy efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, resilience, and nowadays, the ability to adjust to fluctuating renewable energy sources, and has been widely supported by users.

Based on the "Carbon Neutral by 2050" declaration by the government in 2020, the "Sixth Basic Energy Plan" was approved by the Cabinet in October 2021. In the plan, cogeneration (including residential fuel cells) is positioned as a distributed energy system that should be further promoted to achieve carbon neutrality in 2050. Cogeneration is expected to be an immediate decarbonization technology that contributes to significant energy savings during the transition period, and to be an energy system capable of utilizing decarbonized fuels in the future.

ACEJ will continue its efforts to promote the advanced use and diffusion of energy, focusing on ENE-FARM and other large-scale cogeneration systems for residential, commercial (consumer), and industrial use.

We look forward to your continued support in the future.

April 2022
Advanced Cogeneration and Energy Utilization Center, Japan
Takao Kashiwagi, Chairman

History

May. 1984

The Japan Combined Heat and Power Engineering Assembly holds its first meeting

Feb. 1985

A general meeting is held for the establishment of the Cogeneration Research Society of Japan

Apr. 1985

The Cogeneration Research Society of Japan is established, with its office at 3F Dai-ni Maruko Building, 13-8, Ginza 7-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Oct. 1987

The Society’s office relocates to 6F NKK Building, 2-18-2, Nishi-shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Oct. 1997

Renamed the Japan Cogeneration Center

Oct. 2007

The Center relocates to 3F Kudan Horie Building, 3-14, Kudankita 4-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Apr. 2009

The Center merges with the Center for Promotion of Natural Gas (CPNG)

Mar. 2011

The Center relocates to 4F Urban Toranomon Building, 16-4, Toranomon 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Sep. 2011

Renamed the Advanced Cogeneration and Energy Utilization Center JAPAN

Apr. 2015 The 30th anniversary of its establishment