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The Second Asia CCUS Network Forum | Hybrid Forum

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After the COP26 held in Glasgow, United Kingdom, last autumn 2021, many Asian countries echoed western countries regarding the need to find pathways to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 and beyond with international assistance. In trying to find such pathways, attention will need to be paid to the accessibility, availability, and affordability of energy supply to achieve reasonable economic growth continuously up until 2050. Therefore, in the energy transition period towards carbon neutrality beyond 2050, a gradual shift from coal to gas in power generation will be an important policy to reduce emissions. Co-firing of hydrogen and ammonia with gas and coal power plants is another important policy to move towards carbon neutrality together with maximising the share of variable renewable energy and minimising the share of electric storage. Besides, switching to cleaner fuels such as gas, ammonia, and hydrogen, and to clean technologies, an application of CCUS will be the most appropriate clean energy technologies for the Asian region to achieve net zero emissions. Current challenge to apply CCUS technology is due to geopolitical factors that affect international fossil fuel market. The significant increase of fossil fuels’ price will lead to an additional investment on fossil fuel that means its consumption and CO2 emissions will also increase.

Looking at the Asian region, Indonesia prepared a draft CCS/CCUS regulation, which is currently awaiting approval by the president. Moreover, PETRONAS is ready to start CCS projects with a Japanese company. Various activities have been organised by the Asia CCUS Network over the past year – knowledge sharing, research studies, and capacity building trainings.

The aim of the Second Asia CCUS Network Forum is to report the ACN’s activities in 2021–2202 and the workplan of ACN’s activities/milestones for 2022–2023, after the ministerial remarks, and the Second Forum will hold panel discussions to review the current CCUS situation and policies in the East Asia Summit (EAS) region concerning issues and challenges of CCUS deployment in the region. The Second Forum invites the CCS+ Initiative to introduce its activities regarding the calculation of carbon credit for CCS businesses

The Asia CCUS Network Forum is co-hosted by Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) as Secretariat of Asia CCUS Network (ACN) and Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI), Japan.

Event Details

  • Date: Friday, 30 September 2022
  • Time: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Japan/JST)
  • Venue: Tokyo, Japan | Hybrid Forum


08:30 AM – 09:00 AM  


09:00 AM – 09:10 AM

Welcoming and Opening Remarks

  • Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI), Japan
  • Prof Hidetoshi Nishimura, President of ERIA 

Followed by Group Photo

09:10 AM – 10:10 AM

Ministerial remarks

Congratulatory remarks by several EAS Energy Ministers

Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, India, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam, Australia, and the United States (TBC)

  • H.E. Arifin Tasrif, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resource, Indonesia
  • H.E. Raphael Perpetuo Mercado Lotilla, Secretary of   Department of Energy, Philippines
  • Mr Kulit Sombatsiri, Permanent Secretary of Energy of Thailand
  • H.E. Brad Crabtree, Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, Department of Energy, United States

10:10 AM – 10:50 AM

Keynote Speech 

  • Mr Alex Zapantis, General Manager of Global CCS Institute (GCCSI) 
  • Koji Yamamoto, PhD., Vice President, Oil & Gas Upstream Unit, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) 
  • Mr Patrick Bűrgi, Director Innovation, South Pole, and Co-Founder of the CCS+ Initiative 

10:50 AM – 11:00 AM

ACN Annual Report 2021–2022

  • Dr Han Phoumin, Senior Energy Economist, Energy Unit, ERIA and Senior Officer of ACN Secretariat 

11:00 AM – 11:55 AM


Panel Session: ‘CCS Policies in EAS Countries’ – Issues and Challenges on CO2 Deployment and CO2 Value Chain


  • Mr Shigeru Kimura, Special Advisor on Energy Affairs, ERIA


  • Ms Ayaka Jones, International Technical Advisor, Strategic Engagement, Office of Clean Coal and Carbon Manage, Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, Department of Energy (DOE), United States
  • Mr Norihiro Saeki, Director of CCUS Policy, Agency of Natural Resources and Energy, METI, Japan
  •  Ms Jocelyn Taylor, Manager, International CCUS Policy, Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER), Australia
  • Dr. Ir. Muhammad Wafid A.N, M.Sc., Senior Advisor for Environment and Spatial Planning, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia
  • Mr Zaharin Zulkifli, Deputy Director, Energy Data and Research Unit, Strategic Planning and Communication Department, Energy Commission of Malaysia
  • Mr Jesus Tamang, Director, Energy Policy and Planning Bureau, Department of Energy, Philippines

Followed by Questions and Answers

11:55 AM – 12:00 PM

Closing Remarks

  • Mr Yuki Sadamitsu, Director General, Natural Resources and Fuel Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan
  • Mr Koji Hachiyama, Chief Operating Officer, ERIA



Starting Date

30 September 2022

End Date

30 September 2022


Forum , Webinar


Tokyo, Japan

Contact Info

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