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4th International Conference on Carbon Recycling Held
September 27, 2022
On September 26 (Mon.), the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) jointly held the 4th International Conference on Carbon Recycling.
The conference included lectures and panel discussions on carbon recycling (which uses CO2 as a resource) by representatives from industry, academia, and government of various countries. Through these, the participants shared advancement in the carbon recycling sector such as active international efforts and the rise of startups, and confirmed issues to be addressed for further development.
In addition, as this year marks the opening of the carbon recycling R&D and demonstration base at Osaki-kamijima, Hiroshima, METI showed the world Japan's carbon recycling base and affirmed that it will cooperate with other research bases around the world for future efforts.
2. Major participants (in order of appearance)
- H.E Arifin TASRIF, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Republic of Indonesia
- Mr. Brad CRABTREE, Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, Department of Energy (DOE), United States of America
- Dr. Timur GÜL, Head, Energy Technology Policy Division, International Energy Agency (IEA)
- Dr. NISHIMURA Hidetoshi, President, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
- Dr. Zeid Mohammed AL-GHAREEB, Head of Circular Carbon Economy Program, Ministry of Energy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
- Mr. Frank DES ROSIERS, Assistant Deputy Minister for Natural Resources Canada
- Mr. YUZAKI Hidehiko, Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
- Mr. FUKUDA Nobuo, Chairperson, Carbon Recycling Fund Institute (CRF), Japan
Through lectures and panel discussions by representatives from industry, academia, and government of countries around the world, it was confirmed that carbon recycling plays an important role in achieving carbon neutrality, and that the productization of carbon recycling is picking up the pace worldwide. It was also affirmed that in order to further promote carbon recycling throughout society, there are many challenges to be tackled (e.g., continuously investing in technological development, scaling up, providing incentives, developing human recourses, and promoting understanding of carbon recycling), and industry, academia, and government of each country should expand and deepen their connection to each other and address these challenges.
In addition, as this year marks the opening of the carbon recycling R&D and demonstration base at Osaki-kamijima, Hiroshima, METI showcased its attractiveness and potential. The participants welcomed this initiative and confirmed the importance of international cooperation and collaboration among research bases in each country.
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 opening R&D and demonstration base for carbon recycling and development in the calls and adoptions for the Green Innovation Fund. Japan will strengthen international cooperation and accelerate efforts to widely spread the use of carbon recycling.
Part 1: Ministerial Speeches
- Progress Report "Japan's Action Toward Public Implementation of Carbon Recycling 【Progress over the Past Year】 (September 26, 2022)(PDF:1,247KB)