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Internet and New Battery Society consortium

Director: Jun Murai (Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies)
Contact: Murai Lab. Keio University (TEL: +81-466-49-3529 e-mail: junsec[at]sfc.wide.ad.jp)

Objectives

This research project focuses on the high-level integration of the Internet and battery technology, establishing them in a way that they can be utilized to build symbiotic, disaster-resistant local communities. Leveraging strengths of SFC, namely the Internet and research resources related to the environment, the research will lead the creation of a safer, more comfortable and more sustainable regional battery-type "Internet Battery Society", rather than the smart cities led by electric power companies.

The project consists of the following research areas.

  • Gain an understanding of the potential of the region and generate an implementation strategy
  • Clarify natural energy distribution and understand its full utilization potential; integrate fundraising mechanisms and environmental measures
  • Develop Internet battery technology
  • Use natural energy and waste energy at maximum via active battery utilization; efficient utilization of electrical appliances and network via DC(direct current) power feeds using PoE (Power on Ethernet)
  • Design implementation scheme for regional space and community
  • Design energy storage special zone space and the system, and also design a community participation scheme and a transportation system for waste energy storage within and outside of the region; consider harmony with regional ecosystem; develop electric cars and transportation modes that are compatible with regional batteries

The overall aim of this consortium is for as many people as possible to learn about the results of this research, and to integrate the storage cell with the Internet to build social infrastructure with superior disaster prevention, disaster support and renewable energy utilization qualities. Members participating in the consortium will, along with working together on this research, strengthen their knowledge of this area and utilize the results of the research for business activities.

Outline of Research Activity Plan (First Year)

  • Gain an understanding of the potential of the region and generate an implementation strategy
    Clarification of natural energy distribution within the region and simulation of full utilization
    Obtaining examples of fundraising mechanisms

  • Develop Internet battery technology Basic examination of battery technology required for large-scale storage cell
    Examination of elemental technologies required for storage cell, including buildings to house large-scale storage cell
    Examination of technologies including POE power supply and control via the Internet

  • Design implementation scheme for regional space and community
    Arrangement of systemic conditions for regional implementation of Internet Battery Society (Consider and file submission under Special Zone system)
    Examination of possibility of incorporating battery into Miraisozojuku (Institute for Designing the Future)
    Examination of image of next-generation electric vehicle operations
    Workshops to exchange opinions with communities

Constituent Membership

Name Affiliatoin
o Jun Murai Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Research project representatives
Hideaki Horie Project Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Battery development
Hikaru Kobayashi Project Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Regional implementation
Yasushi Ikeda Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Regional implementation
Masatoshi Tamamura Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
Regional implementation
Tomoyuki Furutani Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
Regional implementation
Hiroyuki Kusumoto Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studie
Internet