Summer camp 2022 in Kuju Joint Training Center
Q-ENERGY Innovator fellowship coordinated by Platform for Inter-/Transdisciplinary Energy Research was established in 2021. The fellowship program aims to support talented students researching a future carbon-neutral society. In addition, we want to build connections between young researchers and their more experienced mentors in our regular research meetings and seminars.
Summer camp is one of the significant events of the fellowship program. This year we spent two days together (15-16 of September) having a productive and creative retreat in the mountains of Kyushu, in the Kuju Joint Training Center for National Universities in Kyushu Area.
On the first day, five 2nd year fellows presented their research at the oral presentation session. Following the oral session, another ten 1st-year fellows presented their work at a poster session.
On the second day, we discussed where our research is positioned when aiming to realize a decarbonized society. In the afternoon, we visited Hatchobaru Geothermal Power Plant (Kyushu Electric Power), Japan’s largest geothermal power plant regarding energy output, received an explanation, and toured the facility.
During the meeting, we shared the progress of our research in oral and poster sessions, discussed new ideas, and brainstormed on building connections between various research fields. We also had a lot of fun having barbeque together and visiting the famous Hatchobaru Geothermal Power Plant.
Please watch this summary video to see how we spent time during the Summer camp this year! We are looking forward to welcoming more students to the fellowship program, expanding our horizons together, and aiming to build a sustainable, carbon-neutral energy society.