July 13, 2018
On July 10, 2018, registration procedures for three new Japan-Indonesia joint projects under the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) were completed. The total number of registered projects under the JCM, demonstration projects operated by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) through NEDO, now comes to seven since the inauguration of the JCM in 2013.
METI will continue to advance the establishment of the JCM project.
1. Outline of the project
The Government of Japan has been proactively engaging in efforts for promoting the dissemination of Japan’s outstanding low-carbon technologies and products to developing economies in order to advance global countermeasures against climate change. As part of the efforts to this end, Japan has been promoting projects under the JCM.
Three new projects as per below were adopted as JCM demonstration projects operated by NEDO, which had been striving to register them under the JCM initiative. On July 10, 2018, registration procedures for these Japan-Indonesia joint projects under the JCM were completed.
(1) Title of project: Demonstration project for energy conservation and reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by a technology for optimizing operation control for oil refining plants
- Project operator: NEDO, commissioned to Yokogawa Electric Corporation
- Estimated reduction amount of GHG emissions: 1,275t-CO2 / year
- Outline: Introduce a technology for optimizing operation control into oil refining plants and achieve automatic operation control to keep the energy efficiency of production equipment in the optimal range, thereby reducing carbon dioxide emissions
(2) Title of project: Demonstration project for application of a technology for optimizing operation of power plants (boilers and turbine equipment)
- Project operator: NEDO, commissioned to Azbil Corporation
- Estimated reduction amount of GHG emissions: 20,000t-CO2 / year
- Outline: Demonstrate a technology to: supply steam to and satisfy electricity demand of manufacturing equipment of power plants in oil refineries in a steady manner using an optimization technology, and, based on this, optimize load of individual boilers and turbines so as to maximize energy efficiency of the entire power plants
(3) Title of project: Project for low carbonization by introducing TRIBRID technology into cell-phone base stations
- Project operator: NEDO, commissioned to KDDI Corporation
- Estimated reduction amount of GHG emissions: 363t-CO2 / year
- Outline: Introduce TRIBRID system, a system controlling three types of power used in base stations (grid power / diesel power, photovoltaic power and storage batteries) into cell-phone base stations so as to optimize the operation of diesel power generators used in non-electrified areas and areas with unstable grid-power supply, thereby reducing fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions
2. Future schedule
METI will evaluate the performance of introduced technologies in these projects and through this effort, it will monitor carbon dioxide emissions and issue JCM credits according to the JCM rules.
Reference: The Joint Crediting Mechanism:
The Joint Crediting Mechanism offers a means of achieving Japan’s reduction targets by quantitatively evaluating Japan’s contribution to greenhouse gas emission reductions and removal through efforts to facilitate the spread of greenhouse gas emission reduction technologies, products, systems, services, and infrastructure to developing countries, as well as promoting associated measures. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, METI, and the Ministry of the Environment have been advancing bilateral meetings with developing economies that are interested in the JCM. To date, Japan has signed JCM agreements with 17 countries: Mongolia, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Maldives, Lao PDR, Viet Nam, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Palau, Cambodia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Chile, Myanmar, Thailand, and the Philippines. METI will continue to conduct feasibility studies, demonstration projects and other efforts aiming to establish new specific projects under the JCM.
Division in Charge
Global Environment Partnership Office, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau