Japan and Italy have joined forces to undertake the path of electrochemical energy storage technologies together. With the goal of complete decarbonization by 2050, the two countries are thus committed to the production of greener, more efficient and more durable batteries.
Japan’s interest in these energy sources is demonstrated by recent statements by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga – in office since September 16, 2020 and president of the Liberal Democratic Party since 14 September- who announced the Japanese government’s commitment to cut 46% of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
To achieve this goal, it is necessary for Japan to apply electrochemical storage technologies to store energy and rebalance the supply demand. In fact, the government has launched a new Green Innovation Fund: financed for about 15 billion euros, it is the basis of the green growth strategy. The aim is to mobilize over 110 billion euros of new investments to serve the electrochemical industry in the country.
Japan, for the moment, is focusing its research on solid-state lithium batteries, which appear to perform better than conventional lithium batteries. In this context, Italy is collaborating with Japan to integrate scientific research and industrial applications: cooperation in the field of batteries for electrochemical energy storage is getting stronger.
The green battery sector is booming and could be an excellent scenario for Italy to generate important productive and employment effects for Made in Italy with a high technological content, a field on which our country is focusing a lot.