Japan establishes geological storage research association

Apr 12 2016


The Geological Carbon Dioxide Storage Technology Research Association has been founded in Kyoto, Japan.

The Geological Carbon dioxide Storage Technology Research Association will promote the development of technologies related to large-scale CCS (1 million tons/year) at suitable storage sites in Japan, as well as the improvement of social awareness and acceptance of CCS. 

It is a collaboration between OYO CORPORATION, INPEX CORPORATION, Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd., TAISEI CORPORATION, ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY and the Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth. It will be based within the Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth in Kyoto.

Carbon dioxide Capture and Storage (CCS) is widely considered as one of the most important technological initiatives to counter global climate change. However, CCS commercialization requires that the safety and reliability of large-scale and efficient CCS be adequately demonstrated.

Technical efforts targeting the commercialization of CCS at the Geological Carbon dioxide Storage Technology Research Association will include:

· Establishment of safety management technologies for large-scale CCS

· Establishment of effective injection technologies for large-scale subsurface storage

· Development of criteria and standards for improved CCS awareness

Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth


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