SUDre 2017 / Sustainable University Development with Focus on Renewable Energy(2017.5.27)

▲SUDre 2017▲ Sustainable University Development with Focus on Renewable Energy

Workshop- How universities can promote sustainability through renewable energy –

We want to invite you to International Christian University (ICU) in Mitaka/Tokyo on Saturday, 27th of May 2017 for a one day workshop on Sustainable University Development with Focus on Renewable Energy (SUDre2017). We intend to cover all aspects of renewable energy in the Japanese university context (planning, design, finance, operation and maintenance, economic benefits) for geothermal, solar (rooftop PV, mega solar, and heat collectors), biomass energy, energy from waste, wind and hydropower.

27th May 2017, International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan


Prof. Gudni A. Johannesson (General Director of Icelandic National Energy Authority,

Date: Saturday, 27th of May 2017
Time: 10:00am - 18:00 (doors open 9:30am) followed by creative evening event (18:30-21:00)
Venue: Administration Building, Room A 206, 2nd Floor, at ICU in Mitaka (Western Tokyo)
Access + Map: Administration Bldg. No 19 on
Languages: English + Japanese (simultaneous translation E/J, J/E)
SUD blog:

Key aspects

What could universities do to switch to renewable energy? Planning (technology, siting/buildings,
permissions, contracting, …) - Design - Finance (investment, credits, loans, business model, subsidies, feed in tariffs, sale and purchase of renewable heat and electricity…) - Management, Operation & Maintenance - Benefits: Economic, PR, Education - Context of UN SDG goals, national goals, city targets, university vision - Cooperation with local community.


Please let us know (by email to Eckhard Hitzer, if you would be interested to
participate, and in which sessions (A,B,C,D,F). This information will help us to estimate the attendance.
Everybody (university students, staff, professors, administrators and citizens) is welcome. We keenly look forward to receiving your feedback, comments and suggestions! Please feel free to forward this information to anybody, who may be interested. Please let us know if we should add someone to the mailing list for SUDre2017 related information.

We have now also opened an easy to use online registration (google survey):

If you have not yet registered by sending an email to, then we ask you now to register online:

SUDre2017 online registration:*
*   Choose whatever session(s) from A-F you like. We can accept 98 registrations for each session.
** You do *not need to register again*, if you have already sent an email to, indicating which sessions you like to attend.

Schedule 2017.5.27(sat)

  • Welcome: Hannes Heimisson, Ambassador of Iceland in Japan
  • Greeting: Olaf Karthaus, Head of the Department of the Applied Chemistry and Bioscience, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chitose Institute of Science and Technology, Representative of German JSPS Alumni Association
  • Keynote: Gudni A. Johannesson, Director General of The Icelandic National Energy Authority
    “Sustainable University Development with Focus on Renewable Energy”
B> 11:00 SESSION 1
  • Exploring environmental resources for sustainable universities: ground heat, small scale hydro and wind power
  • Izumi Ushiyama, Professor Emeritus and Former President of  Ashikaga Institute of Technology
    “Sustainable wind, solar, water, and
       biomass power generation for Japanese Universities”
  • Tsuyoshi Yoshioka, Project Manager at Institute for Sustainable Energy Policy
    “Ground source heat pumps”
  • TBC d’Arcy Lunn, Rotary Peace Fellow ICU, Founder of Teaspoons of Change 
    “Sustainable University Development and UN SDGs”
C> 14:00 SESSION2
  • Utilizing local university resources: heat and power from waste and biomass
  • TBC Welcome: Dr. Ingomar Lochschmidt, Head of Advantage Austria Tokyo, Austrian Embassy, Tokyo
  • Izumi Tanaka, Senior Commercial Officer, Energy and Environment, Royal Danish Embassy, Tokyo
    “Danish Challenge in Becoming 100% Renewable in 2050 - with focus on biomass and waste to energy”
  • Thomas Polainer, Project Manager, Urbas Maschinenfabrik GmbH, Veolkermarkt, Austria
    “Energy systems for the intelligent use of biomass fuels”
  • Oskar Bartenstein, President Ecolifelab & Spanner K.K.
    “Biomass cogeneration (e.g. wood chip/pellet gas cogeneration)”
  • Katsuhiro Yamaguchi, President of Sustainergy
    TBC “First biomass district heating network in Japan”
  • Noboru Oota, Mayor of Maniwa City/Okayama
    “Utilization of the biomass energy in Maniwa city and in Maniwa city schools”
D> 16:10  SESSION3
  • The rising sun of university sustainability: solar heat and PV electricity
  • Shinya Terui, Vice Principle of Myojo Gakuen Elementary School
    “School rooftop solar PV facility”
  • Dave E. Marcial, Dean, College of Computer Studies, Associate Professor in Information Technology Education, Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Philippines
    “Silliman University Solar Project”
  • Yurika Ayukawa, Professor, Faculty of Policy Informatics, CUC
    “Saving Energy, Creating Energy Project ”
  • +further speakers
E> 17:50 - 18:00  CLOSING REMARKS
  • Goro Christoph Kimura, Chairperson of the Department of German Studies, Sophia University)

F> 18:30 - 21:00 CREATIVE EVENING
  • Movie: Nihon to Saisei (Japan and Renewables)
  • Hiroyuki Kawai, lawyer and director
  • Tetsunari Iida, Executive Director at Institute for Sustainable Energy Policy
  • Panel discussion

The workshop is co-organized by 

E. Hitzer, M. Langagner, N. Nobyuki, T. Kibe (all from ICU) and by G.C. Kimura (Sophia Univ.), Y. Ayukiawa (CUC),
M. Mogi (Tokyo Kasei Univ.), M. Shukuya (Tokyo City Univ.). and J. Raupach (Ritsumeikan Univ.).

We are grateful for financial support from the Japan ICU Foundation (, and the German JSPS Alumni Association.
Cooperation: Teaspoons of Change (, Advantage Austria Japan


文責:Eckhard Hitzer (Senior Associate Professor, Dr. rer. nat. of  Theoretical Physics)

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