ECCJ held an online workshop on automobile energy efficiency for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Date held: Monday, 19 Dec. 2022, 2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Venue (Japanese side): Meeting Space AP Hamamatsucho Room C
The Energy Conservation Center, Japan (ECCJ) held an online workshop on December 19, 2022 for the Saudi Japanese Automobile High Institute (SJAHI), which is jointly sponsored by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Japan.
In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, energy efficiency is an important policy agenda in an aim to practically utilize its precious hydrocarbon resources and reach Net Zero in 2060 through the “Carbon Circular Economy” approach announced by HRH Crown Prince. To assist the challenge for energy efficiency in the Kingdom, the Japanese government has been working collaboratively with the Kingdom in many fields related to energy efficiency. In order to continue making the progress, this Workshop aims to nurture a young generation of the Kingdom as future experts of energy efficiency while cultivating new strategies to promote energy efficiency in the transportation sector through sharing experiences and exchanging ideas between experts from the Kingdom and from Japan.
The topics in the Workshop were as follows.
(1) Enhancing vehicle’s energy efficiency in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
(2) Electric vehicle technologies, and working to realize carbon neutrality by 2050 (JAMA)
(3) Eco friendly driving tips (Presentations by Saudi Arabian students)
(4) The Hybrid Simulator Project (Presentations by SJAHI instructors)
Photographs from the left: H.E. Mr. Izuru Shimmura, Consul General, Mr. Salim H. Alasmarei, Director of SJAHI, Mr. Sho Inokuchi, Director of METI, Mr. Osuga of JAMA, Mr. Muad Aunaizan of Saudi Energy Efficiency Center (SEEC), and a view of the SJAHI venue.
Following welcome remarks from Mr. Salim H. Alasmarei, Director of SJAHI, opening remarks were made by Mr. Sho Inokuchi of METI, and a felicitation speech was made by H.E. Mr. Izuru Shimmura, Consul General, Consulate-General of Japan in Jeddah.
The participants totaled slightly fewer than 500 persons, consisting of 400 SJAHI students and 60 persons attending online. A productive question and answer session was held, and it was possible to share knowledge and experiences relating to methods for realizing energy efficiency in the transportation sector.