The program will focus on geothermal power generation using supercritical water at about 500 ° C, which is present at a depth of about 5 km in volcanic zones. The program will assess supercritical water reserves and develop predictive simulation technology. It will also study materials and equipment necessary for realizing supercritical geothermal power generation. Apart from several national universities, industrial partners are Geothermal Engineering Co., Geothermal Technology Development Co., Teijyo Rubber Industry Co., Telenite Co., Fuji Electric Co., Rinagisu Co., AGC Ceramics Co., Metallurgical Giken Co. and ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Co.

NEDO news release, July 4, 2017