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Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) has drawn international attention as one of the promising technologies to tackle the global warming while ensuring sustainable economic growth. Industrialized countries, in particular, are making great efforts toward its wide deployment in the 2020s. In Japan, CCS projects are shifting from a research phase to demonstration. It is, therefore, essential for us to assess their safety, regulations and environmental impacts and to gain more public acceptance of CCS toward demonstration and commercialization.

In the workshop, we invited experts not only in Japan but also from overseas to make a presentation under the theme of “Ensuring safety toward public acceptance”. This was aimed at deepening our understanding on the roles of CCS in global environment issues and energy policies and the challenges to be addressed for the promotion of CCS.

Summary of Results

Date: Wednesday 18 January 2012 10:30 〜19:00 
(Registration start: 9:45)
Venue: 2F Hall Belle Sale Shiodome

(Sumitomo Realty & Development Shiodome-Hamarikyu Building,
8-2-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
Organized: Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE)
Co-organized: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Supported: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI)
Global CCS Institute (GCCSI)
IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEAGHG)
Japan Society of Energy and Resources (JSER)
Japan CCS Co., Ltd. (JCCS)
Participants: 386


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Kozo Sato
Professor, Frontier Research Center for Energy and Resources
Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo
10:30 Opening remarks
Yoichi Kaya  President, RITE
10:40 Keynote Speech 1
Role of CCS in Sustainable Energy Future
Kenji Yamaji
 Director General, RITE 

Slide(1.7MB)    Abstract
11:15 Keynote Speech 2
Challenges for practical use and commercialization of CCS
John Gale  General Manager, IEAGHG (UK)

Slide(2.3MB)    Abstract
12:00 Lunch Break
13:00 Speech 1
Geological storage of CO2; "Practicalities" - issues, risks and uncertainties associated with site selection
John Bradshaw 
CEO, CO2 Geological Storage Solutions (CGSS) (Australia)

Slide(8.7MB)    Abstract
14:00 Speech 2
Monitoring Performance of Geological Storage Projects
Sally Benson GCEP Director, Stanford University (USA)

Slide(2.9MB)    Abstract
15:00 Coffee Break
15:20 Speech 3
Microseismic Monitoring at the CCS fields
Ziqiu Xue
Associate Chief Researcher, CO2 Storage Research Group, RITE

Slide(4.5MB)    Abstract
16:20 Speech 4
Stakeholder engagement for successful CCS development: Considerations and lessons learned
Peta Ashworth
Leader of Science into Society Group(SISG), CSIRO (Australia)

Slide(2MB)    Abstract
17:20 Wrap-up
Kozo Sato
Professor, Frontier Research Center for Energy and Resources
Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo
17:30 Closing Remarks
Takashi Honjo Senior Managing Director, RITE 
17:45 Poster session & Networking reception