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NEDO Special Seminar (4/25)

NEDO hosted a special seminar titled "カリフォルニア州におけるエネルギー・環境分野の最新動向" (Trends in the Energy / Environmental Sector in California).

NEDO Special Seminar

April 25, 2023, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

Speaker: Yukio Sakaguchi (President - Clean Energy Research Lab)

A researcher, consultant, and author, Mr. Sakaguchi has a solid background in hydrogen, CCS, Microgrid, Solar, Battery, IPP, PPA, Distributed Energy Resource Management. His expertise includes research on technology trends and economics in renewable energy, energy storage, microgrids, distributed power management, and decarbonization in the United States. His main research themes as of 2023 include the technology and economics of decarbonization, various energy storage methods, and energy policies in Japan and the U.S.

We would like to extend a warm thank you to those who joined us.

The next seminar and networking event will be held on May 8, 2023, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM PDT at Plug and Play.


Innovation in Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS)

Global climate change is driven by an excessive accumulation of CO2 and other greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere and oceans. To prevent the worst consequences of warming, humanity needs to reduce atmospheric CO2 from the current level of 421 ppm to pre-industrial levels 280-350 ppm in order to stay below 2℃ warming. This requires extracting at least 10 gigatons of CO2 annually by 2050 and 20 Gt/year by 2100.

Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) refers to a suite of technologies that can help meet global energy and climate goals by capturing CO2 from hard to abate, large point sources, such as power generation or industrial facilities that use either fossil fuels or biomass as fuel. The CO2 can also be captured directly from the atmosphere or from the ocean. If not being used on-site, the captured CO2 is compressed and transported by pipeline, ship, rail or truck to be used in a range of applications, or injected into deep geological formations, which can trap the CO2 for permanent storage. As of October 2022, there were around 35 commercial facilities applying CCUS to industrial processes, fuel transformation and power generation.

During this interactive event, you’ll learn:

● What are some leading carbon capture and utilization technologies

● Who is innovating in this area and their examples

● What are the opportunities and future visions for carbon capture at scale

Also, you will have an opportunity to network in person to share your thoughts and experiences with peers and to speak in-depth with each of the panelists after the formal presentation, while enjoying refreshments.


Registration can be made on eventbrite. We hope to see you there!


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