International Training Course in Energy Conservation Scholarships [Japan]

International Training Course on
24 August to 1 September 2009
Organized by the Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship, Japan
Implemented by AIT Extension Asian Institute of Technology, and EBARA Hatakeyama Memorial Fund

Rationale: Energies in various forms are indispensable for sustaining human life and pursuing development. Consumption of energy resources worldwide has increased conspicuously in the past decades along with economic growth and population increase, for which exhaustible fossil fuel resources are occupying majority of consumption. Such mass consumption has resulted in serious environmental impacts represented by emission of greenhouse gases.

Energy efficiency is the cheapest, fastest and smartest strategy available for saving money and resources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions around the world. To provide energy security and to preserve the environment for future generations, it is essential to be knowledgeable about state-of-the-art technologies in effective measures for energy conservation.


The Training Course is intended to:

- Inform trends in energy demands and impacts on the environment,
- Understand representative energy conservation and application technologies thereof,
- Understand utilization technologies of unused energies in the systems,
- Describe Life Cycle Assessment on energies for environmental evaluation,
- Study Kyoto Protocol and Clean Development Mechanism and its implementation, and
- Secure sound perspectives on sustainability.

Target participants:
The Training Course is designed for mechanical, industrial, electrical, environmental, chemical and other engineers engaged in energy related tasks. Interested individuals from industrial sectors, consulting firms and public establishments are encouraged to apply.

Topics covered:
- Trends in Energy Demands and Impacts on Environment,
- Respective energy properties and conversions,
- Compendium on Energy Conservation,
- Overview on renewable energies,
- Energy Saving in Operation of Fluid Machinery,
- Waste Heat Recovery Technology and Applications,
- Utilization of Unused Energies in typical end uses,
- Applications of Organic Wastes as Energy,
- Energy savings in typical end uses,
- Life Cycle Assessment on energies,
- Kyoto Protocol and Clean Development Mechanism,
- Approaches to sustainability, and
- Case studies and site visits.

Course methodology:

The training course comprises of lectures in English, case studies and workshops, video presentation, country reports and site visits to energy related facilities.

Resource persons:

The lecturers are drawn from expert resources of EBARA Corporation and its affiliates, and Faculty of the Asian Institute of Technology, etc.

To participate in this course, the applicant should take into account his/her academic qualifications, professional experience and likely benefit of the course to the applicant and affiliated organization. Proficiency in English language is essential.

Application Deadline: July 9 2009

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