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The Third Asia CCUS Network Forum


After COP26 held in Glasgow, UK in Autumn 2021, many Asian countries echoed western countries for the need to find pathways to achieve carbon neutral by 2050 or beyond with international assistance, but any pathway will need to pay attention to accessibility, availability, and affordability of energy supply in order to accomplish reasonable economic growth continuously to 2050. Therefore, in the energy transition period towards carbon neutral beyond 2050, fossil fuels will be indispensable continuously but with emission abatement. For power generation sector, 'Coal to Gas' shift is an important policy but increase of Clean Coal Technology (CCT) with high thermal efficiency technology is also essential to reduce CO2 emission from Business As Usual (BAU). Then, after 2040, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology will be applied to coal and gas power plants with commercial basis to cut 90% of CO2 from the power plants. For transport sector, although promotion of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV), and Hydrogen Vehicles including Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCV) are highlighted, application of synthetic fuels is also considered to reduce CO2 emissions as another paths. Then, Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) is a crucial technology for producing synthetic fuels based on captured CO2 and blue or green hydrogen. Beside fuel switching towards cleaner fuel such as gas as well as renewable energy, the clean technologies such as an application of ammonia, hydrogen, and CCUS is/and will be appropriate for Asian region to achieve net zero emissions.

According to the results of Low Carbon Energy Transition – Carbon Neutral scenario (LCET-CN) under East Asia Summit (EAS) Energy Outlook being updated by Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), ASEAN countries will apply CCS for 85% of coal power plants and 91% of gas power plants until 2050. Thus, CCS will be an indispensable technology for the countries to achieve carbon neutral by 2050 or beyond. Asia CCUS Network considers initiating a CCS pilot project in this region referring to significant expertise and experience on CCUS of developed countries such as Australia, Japan and United States, and selection of appropriate candidate sites through conducting research studies, and holding the knowledge sharing conferences, and capacity building trainings.

Consequently, during the 3rd Asia CCUS Network Forum, in addition to the report of the ACN’s activities in 2022-23 and the workplan of ACN’s activities/milestones of one calendar year in 2023-2024, after the ministerial remarks, the 3rd Forum will hold a panel discussion to initiate a CCS pilot project in ASEAN region for increasing correct understanding of CCS/CCU with commercial basis referring to current development progress of CCS technology. In addition, the 3rd forum invites famous CCS organisations namely GCCSI and JOGMEC to introduce their current CCS activities in Asia region.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, 27 September 2023
Time: 8.30 AM to 12.30 PM (Japan  Standard Time | UTC+09:00)

Venue: Otagawa B & C, Hilton Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan (Hybrid)



08:30 - 08:40

Opening Addresses

  • HE Mr Nishimura Yasutoshi, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan 
  • Prof Tetsuya Watanabe, President of ERIA 

Group photo

08:40 - 09:40

Ministerial Remarks

Congratulatory remarks by EAS’s Energy Ministers

Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, India, and United States 

09:40 - 10:10

Keynote Speeches

CCS Policy and Roadmap:

  • Mr Noah Deich, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Carbon Management, Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM), U.S. Department of Energy (US-DOE), United States 

Global Trend and Aim of SEACA:

  • Mr Jarad Daniels, Secretary General, Global CCS Institute (GCCSI)

CO2 Storage Activities in Asia:

  • Mr Yamamoto Koji, PhD., Vice President, Oil & Gas Upstream Unit, Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security (JOGMEC), Japan 
10:10 - 11:00

Session 1: Panel Discussion on Global Trend of CCS

Moderator: Dr I Gusti Suarnaya Sideman, CCS-CCUS Expert, ERIA


Role of CCS for ASEAN towards Carbon Neutrality:

  • Mr Morimoto Soichi, Senior Researcher, Climate Change Group, Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Unit, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ), Japan 

CCS Potential in Southeast Asia:

  • International Energy Agency (IEA) (TBC)

Finance for CCS:

  • Ms Natalia Kulichenko-Lotz, Leads the World Bank CCS Trust Fund

CCS Business Perspective in Asia:

  • Mr Maruyama Yasuchika, General Manager, Sustainable Energy Development Division, Energy Business Unit I, Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Japan
11:00 - 11:10

Session 2: Signing Ceremony of MOU (TBC)

Witness by TBC, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan

11:10 - 12:10

Session 3: Panel Discussion on CCS Policy Roadmap

Moderator: Mr Shigeru Kimura, Special Advisor to the President on Energy Affairs, ERIA 


  • Ms Jocelyn Taylor, Manager, CCUS & H2 Collaborations, Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW), Australia
  • Mr Fahrur Rozi Firmansyah, Inspector, Directorate General of Oil and Gas, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR), Indonesia
  • Mr Saeki Norihiko, Director, Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Policy Office, Energy Resources Development Division, Agency of Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan
  • Ms Nor A'in Md Salleh, Head of Carbon Capture and Storage, Carbon Management Division (CMD), Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), Malaysia
  • Mr Nopasit Chaiwanakupt, Senior Vice President, Carbon and Energy Solutions Division, International Asset Group, PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP), Thailand (TBC)
  • Mr Adam Wong, Senior International Advisor, FECM, US-DOE, United States
12:10 - 12:25

Session 4: ACN Annual Report 2022-23 and Statement of 3rd Asia CCUS Network

  • Dr Han Phoumin, Senior Energy Economist, Energy Unit, Research Department, ERIA 
12:25 - 12:30

Closing Remarks

  • State Minister of Economic, Trade and Industry, Japan (TBC)
  • Mr Koji Hachiyama, Chief Operating Officer, ERIA