J-POWER Wins EEI's International Edison Award

WASHINGTON (June 9, 2021)
– The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) today awarded J-POWER with the 2021 International Edison Award. Presented annually and selected by a panel of former energy industry executives, the Edison Award is the electric power industry’s highest honor.

J-POWER received the International Edison Award for its Osaki CoolGen project. The Osaki CoolGen project is a three-step demonstration pilot designed to establish integrated coal gasification fuel cell combined cycle (IGCC) with carbon dioxide (CO2) capture. Osaki CoolGen Corporation, founded by J-POWER and the Chugoku Electric Power Company, conducted the demonstration of oxygen-blown integrated coal gasification combined cycle with CO2 capture during the project’s second step. Its third step will test for efficiency improvements by combining fuel cells with the oxygen-blown IGCC system.

“EEI and our member companies across the globe are united in our commitment to a clean energy future,” said EEI President Tom Kuhn. “Through its continuous research, development, and integration of new and innovative technologies, J-POWER is reducing carbon emissions, which greatly benefits the customers and the communities it serves. I applaud J-POWER’s leadership and congratulate them for winning this prestigious award.”

“We are very honored to receive this historic and prestigious award from EEI in recognition of our achievements of the Osaki CoolGen project,” said Toshifumi Watanabe, president and CEO of J-POWER. “The Osaki CoolGen Project is being conducted in partnership with the Chugoku Electric Power Company, and partially funded by Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry of Japanese government, as well as the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to everyone involved in the project. Using the technological findings acquired from the project, J-POWER will be happy to contribute to the realization of a decarbonized hydrogen society by 2050.”

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