Session background and objectives

・Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a key technology to achieve net-zero emissions.

・Today, 17 large scale CCS facilities are operating around the world with a capacity to store approximately 31 million tonnes of CO2 each year. Four more large scale CCS facilities are in construction and expected to commence operating within the next 12 months – 18 months.

・The Tomakomai CCS Demonstration Project in the District of Hokkaido has been in stable operation since April.

Session Focus :
Technical Aspects for CCS, CO2 Capture, and Storage
Present Status of CCS Project
Advanced Technologies for Coal Fired
Generation and CO2 Capture:
Integrated coal Gasification Combined Cycle
Integrated Gasification Fuel Cell cycle(IGFC)
New Technologies


Alex Zapantis[Chair]

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General Manager Commercial, Global Carbon Capture & Storage Institute


Why the World Needs CCS

Industry produces the building blocks of modernity; steel, cement, fertiliser, plastics and countless chemicals. These processes have unavoidable CO2 emissions. Demand for these products will grow at least through the middle of this century driven by an additional two billion people to feed, clothe, house, transport and entertain. Building the low emission energy system of the future will require a massive investment in infrastructure requiring steel, cement, plastics, and chemicals. Increasing demand for gas will inevitably result in the production of gas with higher CO2 content. CCS is the only technology that can make industry compatible with climate targets.

Ian Yeates

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Director, Carbon Capture and Storage Initiatives, Planning, Environment and Sustainable Development Division, SaskPower


CCS in Saskatchewan, Canada

SaskPower, the provincial electrical utility in Saskatchewan, embarked on the world’s first post-combustion carbon capture system on an existing lignite coal-fired generator plant in 2011.  The facility was completed in October 2014 and has been online ever since, excepting maintenance periods, and now has three years of operating experience.  Much has been learned regarding the challenges of running a CCS facility on a coal plant and the presentation will touch on some of SaskPower’s lessons learned and future undertakings with the technology.

Leslie Mabon

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Lecturer in Sociology, School of Applied Social Studies, Robert Gordon University


European projects, opportunities and experience of CCS

In this contribution, I will give an overview of the current status of CCS in the European area. Drawing on lessons from Europe as well as insights from my own research, I will then discuss two aspects of CCS deployment for further consideration based on the European experience. One is opportunities for public and stakeholder engagement across the CCS research and development process. The second is the potential role CCS might play in forming part of a managed transition to a low-carbon society and economy for regions reliant on carbon-intensive industries.

Yutaka Tanaka

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General Manager, Technology and Planning Department, Japan CCS Co., Ltd.


A large-scale CCS demonstration project is currently being undertaken by the Japanese Government in the Tomakomai area, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan. The objective is to demonstrate the viability of a full CCS system, comprising CO2 capture, injection and storage. One hundred thousand tonnes/year or more of CO2 will be injected and stored in offshore saline aquifers near the Tomakomai port area. The implementation of this project has been commissioned to Japan CCS Co., Ltd. CO2 injection commenced in April 2016. The injection has progressed stably and safely, and the cumulative amount of CO2 injected reached 69,000 tonnes in August 2017.

Nobuyuki Zaima

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Director General (Clean Coal), Environment Department, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)


Japanese Development of Carbon Capture Technology, such as IGCC etc

In “Technology Road Map For Next-Generation Thermal Power Generation” in FY2016, the importance of CCUS technology is stated together with high efficiency for CO2 reduction.
Representative projects that are currently being implemented will be presented.
Osaki CoolGen Project aims to demonstrate highly efficient power generation technology and further demonstrates carbon capture technology suitable for IGCC.
Furthermore, development of efficient IGCC technology with 100% carbon capture is also being carried out.
In the ironmaking field, COURSE50 Project is to develop technologies which can reduce CO2 emissions from blast furnaces with using amplified hydrogen and carbon capture system.


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