Development of Technologies, Products, and Businesses for Contributing to the Resolution of Social Issues

Development of Technologies, Products, and Businesses for Contributing to the Resolution of Social Issues

Development of Technologies, Products, and Businesses for Contributing to the Resolution of Social Issues

We are committed to developing technologies, products and businesses that meet the demands of society, with the aim of co-creating and providing new value to help solve social issues.

Fuel Cells

Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) are expected to be one of the cleanest energy sources because of their efficiency in high-power generation and effective reduction of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases compared to other fuel cells. NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. is promoting the development of stacks that generate electricity from SOFCs, with the major business theme of contributing to the building of a future hydrogen society.


Lead-free piezoelectric materials

Piezoelectric ceramics are widely used in the devices for our daily use, but there are concerns that the presence of lead may have a negative impact on the environment and our health. We have developed lead-free piezoelectric ceramics, aiming to promote them for the replacement of current piezoelectric ceramics.

Sensing IoT

In the era of the Internet of Things (IoT), where various things are connected organically through the Internet, sensing technology is playing an increasingly important role.
By combining our wide range of sensing technologies with the IoT, we help improve business efficiency through automation, optimization, and generalization.


Searching and investigating themes that solve social issues

In order to grasp the demands of society, we participate in various organizations and projects to search and investigate new themes that contribute to help solve social issues.


・Hydrogen Council

The Hydrogen Council is a global CEO-level advisory body with a long-term vision for the key role of hydrogen technology in the energy transition. We are participating as a supporting member.

Hydrogen Council



MATSURI is a corporate collaboration project that promotes the realization of carbon neutrality through the production of algae utilizing photosynthesis. Various companies from a wide variety of industries participate in this project. Partner companies are developing businesses in all roles from algae production to sales, including the development of equipment related to algae cultivation, the maintenance of logistics networks, and the development and sale of products, and are working together to build an algae industry.

MATSURI (Japanese Only)


・eFuel Alliance

The eFuel Alliance is an organization whose goal is to establish and disseminate e-fuel, which contributes to the prevention of global warming, and to make it accepted all over the world.
※e-fuel: Fuels produced by synthesizing carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen (H2) are called synthetic fuels. Of these, synthetic fuels that use hydrogen derived from renewable energy sources are called "e-fuel". Since CO2 in the atmosphere is used as raw material, burning e-fuel does not increase the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.

eFuel Alliance