QIAN in Engineering Department at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology does research about eco-friendly energy. The beautiful green and cool buildings in the campus were wonderful.
・Special lecture by Dr. QIAN Eika
In the history, people developed the economic condition, changing the energy sources. And now, the earth faces with environmental problems. What should we do to protect the earth? Then, Dr. QIAN told us that we need to know recyclable energy as one of the important solutions of energy problems. Recyclable energy has two main merits. One is reducing the amount of CO2 we produce in generating energy and the other is that we will never run out of it because it is sustainable. However, its cost prevents it from spreading. From this viewpoint, in QIAN laboratory, they regard recyclable energy as an assistance of generating energy. When we listened to their explanation, we were shocked because we had expected that they would totally agree with our idea and say, "That's a good idea and lET's use recyclable energy a lot!"
・Talking with the students at the laboratory
Listening to them, the phrase "Doctor of the earth" was very impressive for us. We think people who take care of the earth's environment are essential. People taking care of the earth are to the earth what doctors are to human. There were also many foreign students who were working hard, collaborating with Japanese students, so we felt environmental problems are global, indeed.