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Former Senior Energy Specialist, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank
Toru Ito belonged to ADB's pool of experts. His specialty is gas energy technology. His work involved knowledge sharing on hydrogen energy and providing technical support to natural gas projects. Before joining ADB, he worked for Hitachi, Ltd in Japan as an engineering department manager in the thermal power division. He has around 20 years of experience in thermal power plant engineering (especially gas turbine).
A pilot project in Viet Nam will test a heat exchange technology that reuses industrial wastewater for heating and cooling production processes.
A pilot project in the Philippines will demonstrate how irrigation canals can be used in producing clean and reliable energy off the grid.