Japan CCS held its annual CCS Forum and field trip on November 19 (SAT), 2022.

Hosted by Japan CCS, the annual “CCS Forum” was held in Tomakomai, Hokkaido, with an attendance of 180 people. In the morning, 20 people participated in a field trip to the Tomakomai CCS Demonstration Center. We would like to express our thanks to everyone who participated in the event.

The program consisted of the following:
Part 1 was a talk entitled “The changing weather in Tomakomai and abnormal climate ~expectations for CCS~”, presented by Ms. Takako Sugai, meteorologist, who explained in depth the weather changes in Tomakomai and called for the need of CCS.

Part 2 was a talk entitled “Japan’s CCUS policy and Tomakomai” given by Mr. Norihiko Saeki, Director for CCUS, Oil and Gas Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, who gave an easy-to-understand presentation on Japan’s policies and initiatives for decarbonization.