October 6, 2021
On October 4 (Mon.), 2021, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) jointly held the Third International Conference on Carbon Recycling 2021.
The conference included lectures and panel discussions on carbon recycling (which uses CO2 as a resource) by representatives from industry, academia, and government in the various countries. Through these, the participants shared cases of advanced technologies and concrete efforts, and announced the directions for future action. They also confirmed that they will speed up open innovation while strengthening international cooperation.
Date and time: October 4 (Mon.), 2021, 15:30 to 18:30
Number of participants: About 2,800
Number of participating countries and regions: 32
2. Major participants
- Mr. HOSAKA Shin, Commissioner, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, METI
- Dr. Fatih BIROL, Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)
- H.R.H. Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman Al-Saud, Minister of Energy, Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaH.E. Arifin TASRIF, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Republic of Indonesia
- Mr. Lars Andreas LUNDE, Deputy Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Kingdom of Norway
- Dr. Jennifer WILCOX, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, Department of Energy (DOE), United States of America
- Dr. Alan FINKEL, Special Advisor to the Australian Government on Low Emissions Technologies
- Mr. YUZAKI Hidehiko, Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
- Dr. NISHIMURA Hidetoshi, President, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)Dr. KOBAYASHI Yoshimitsu, Chairperson, Carbon Recycling Fund Institute, Japan
- Dr. YAMAJI Kenji, President/Director-General, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE)
- Based on the Memorandum of Cooperation in Carbon Recycling signed with the United States and Australia respectively, pioneers in carbon recycling technology from Japanese, American, and Australian national institutes gathered for the first time, presented their efforts toward developing advanced technology, and agreed to speed up international open innovation. Industry, academia, and government leaders in the field of carbon recycling (concrete/cement, fuel/chemicals, and R&D/investment) participated from Japan and abroad, and through panel discussions, announced their future directions toward implementing carbon recycling throughout society.
- METI presented Japan's efforts toward public implementation of carbon recycling over the last year in the form of a report summarizing the progress made, including the formulation of the Green Growth Strategy Carbon Recycling Action Plan and the revision of the Roadmap for Carbon Recycling Technologies. METI will strengthen international cooperation and hasten action on developing and demonstrating technology with a view toward public implementation.
- Japan's Action toward Public Implementation of Carbon Recycling [Progress over the Past Year]
- Roadmap for Carbon Recycling Technologies (PDF:890KB)
- Third International Conference on Carbon Recycling 2021
Division in Charge
Carbon Recycling Office, Commissioner's Secretariat, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy