Press Release

January 25, 2019
  • Global Environment

International CCUS Symposium for Low-Carbon Society

1. Symposium Outline:

As climate change impacts have manifested in various parts of the world, the Summary for Policy-Makers of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s 1.5℃ special report released last October described " Global warming is likely to reach 1.5℃ between 2030 and 2052 if it continues to increase at the current rate. (high confidence)", and at the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 24) held last December adopted Paris Agreement implementation guidelines commonly applied to all Member States, the importance of countermeasures against global warming is further increased.

However, in order to realize a decarbonizing society, not only the extension of conventional efforts but also new innovation are necessary. In addition, such innovations are now considered to be a source of growth.

Under such situations, the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has proceeded with technical demonstration projects of CCUS (Carbon dioxide Capture, Utilization and Storage) which can greatly reduce CO2 from large-scale emission sources to the atmosphere.

MOE will hold "International CCUS Symposium for Low-Carbon Society ". In this symposium, it will introduce the efforts in the above projects, and policymakers working on CCUS overseas, utility company, and energy resource one will also give lectures related to CCUS in order to understand the latest initiatives and foster international momentum.

2. Date: February 21st (Thu.), 2019, 10:00-18:00

3. Venue: Kanda Myojin Hall
(Kanda Myojin Shrine Bunka Koryukan 2F, 2-16-2, Sotokanda,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

4. Seating Capacity: Approx. 200

5. Host: Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan (MOE)
(Secretariat: Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc.)

6. Cooperation: Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (GCCSI)

7. Participation Fee: Free

8. Language: Japanese and English (with simultaneous interpretation)

9. Program (tentative):
MC: Dr. Makoto Akai (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)






Official Welcome



Lecture 1

CCUS policy and address against global warming by MOEJ (tentative)

Mr. Hiroshi Ono (Deputy Director General, Global Environmental Affairs, MOEJ)


Lecture 2

Status of U.S. CCUS polices and R&D

Mr. Jarad Daniels ( U.S. Department of Energy)


Lecture 3

UK Government's CCUS Action Plan: domestic and international action

Mr. Brian Allison (UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy)




Lecture 4

Lesson learnt from the project and Shell's global CO2 and CCUS ambitions

Mr. Tim Wiwchar (Shell Canada)


Lecture 5

Current Status of Osaki CoolGen Project ~ Oxygen-blown IGCC with CO2 Capture Demonstration ~

Mr. Kenji Aiso (Osaki CoolGen Corporation)




Lecture 6

Activities in CO2 Capture and Utilization

Mr. Kensuke Suzuki (Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation)

Mr. Satoshi Mikoshiba (Toshiba Corporation)


Lecture 7

Current ESG investment and Coal divestment movement

Mr. Alex Zapantis (Global CCS Institute)




Panel discussion


Mr. Tetsuro Tochikawa (Halliburton Overseas Ltd.)


Mr. Jarad Daniels ( U.S. Department of Energy)

Mr. Brian Allison (UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy)

Mr. Tim Wiwchar (Shell Canada)

Mr. Kenji Aiso (Osaki CoolGen Corporation)

Mr. Kensuke Suzuki (Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation)

Mr. Alex Zapantis (Global CCS Institute)

Mr. Hirofumi Aizawa (Climate Change Projects Office, Climate Change Policy Division, Global Environmental Bureau, MOE)

Cooperation between the public and private sectors toward implementation of CCUS (tentative)



* After the closing of Symposium, the reception party will be held. (Payment will be required)

* See the symposium website ( for the latest information.

10. Pre-registration:

This symposium is open to public. To participate in this symposium, please visit the symposium website ( to register online. Please be aware that the registration will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. After reaching the full capacity (200 persons), the registration will be closed.

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