Can CCS/CCU contribute substantially to reach “net zero”?
Current Situation and Ongoing Projects on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Carbon Capture and Use (CCU) in Germany and Japan
Date: 26th January 2022
Time: 8:30 – 10:00 CET / 16:30 – 18:00 JST
As many other countries, Japan as well as the EU and Germany have committed to decarbonize their economies and reach “net zero” GHG emissions by 2050 the latest and 2045 respectively. While the goal is clear, the pathway towards net zero is yet to be defined. The need for the use of carbon capture and storage and use (CCS/ CCU) in order to deal with remaining CO2 emissions is controversially discussed. The IPCC assumes that remaining CO2 emissions cannot be absorbed by natural sinks (forests, peatlands, etc.) only and that especially in the second half of this century, CCS/CCU technologies and other Negative Emission Technologies (NET) will have to be used to a greater or lesser extent.
The webinar on January 26th, 2022 provided general information on the economic aspects, utilization potentials, GHG mitigation contribution, and environmental risks of CCS & CCU and shed light on the specific political strategies, regulatory environment and ongoing projects in Germany and Japan. Some 175 participants followed the presentations and shared their comments and questions in the chat.
The presentations, the link to the recorded webinar and a factsheet on CCS/CCU in Germany, the EU and Japan can be found below.
- Can CCS and CCU contribute substantially to reach “net zero”? Current Situation in Germany and Japan
Martin Cames, Laura von Vittorelli, Oeko-Institut
- CCUS in Japan - Overview of Policies and MOEJ’s Projects
Kazuki Fukui, Deputy Director, Climate Change Projects Office, Global Environment Bureau,
Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ)
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