October 15, 2020
On October 13 (Tue.), 2020, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) jointly held the Second International Conference on Carbon Recycling 2020.
Toward realization of the virtuous cycle of environment and growth, the conference conveyed the significance of carbon recycling, the progress in related efforts, and future directions concerning carbon recycling in which CO2 is utilized as a resource. Moreover, it confirmed that the members will be committed to the development and commercialization of technologies for social implementation while enhancing international collaboration, as seen in the Japan-US conclusion of a memorandum of cooperation on carbon recycling.
Date and time: October 13 (Tue.), 2020; from 19:00 to 22:30
Venue: Online style
Number of registered people as viewers: About 1,700
Number of participating countries and regions: 22
2. Major participants
- Mr. Kajiyama Hiroshi, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, and Mr. Ejima Kiyoshi, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry;
- H.E. Mr. Angus Taylor, Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, Australia;
- H.E. Ms. Tina Bru, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Norway;
- H.E. Mr. Steven Winberg, Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, the United States;
- H.E. Mr. Dave Turk, Acting Deputy Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA);
- Mr. Yuzaki Hidehiko, Governor, Hiroshima Prefecture;
- Mr. Nishimura Hidetoshi , President, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA);
- Mr. Kobayashi Yoshimitsu, Chairperson, Carbon Recycling Fund Institute; and others
Japan and the United States concluded a memorandum of cooperation on carbon recycling and agreed to share technical information, exchange of experts, exchange of test samples and other issues. The two countries will accelerate development and commercialization of carbon recycling technologies by combining the strong points involving such technologies in Japan and the U.S.
State Minister Ejima published a progress report as a compilation of the progress in Japan’s efforts under the Carbon Recycling 3C Initiative and future directions of the efforts. He also explained Japan’s efforts for development of technologies such as the R&D and demonstration base at Osakikamijima in Hiroshima. Through these efforts, Japan will strive to further enhance international collaboration.
- Minister Kajiyama delivers an opening remark
- State Minister Ejima presents a progress report
Division in Charge
Carbon Recycling Promotion Office, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy