Japanese & Saskatchewan Companies Join Forces to Advance CCS

Oct 14 2019


A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Japan CCS Co. and the International CCS Knowledge Centre to collaborate in the development, demonstration and deployment of CCS/CCUS.

With a shared interest and desire to take impactful action on climate change by significantly cutting carbon emissions, organizations representing Japan and Saskatchewan have agreed to collaborate on accelerating the use and understanding of carbon capture utilization and storage (CCS/CCUS).  

CCS/CCUS is recognized by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as a necessary technology to meet global climate change goals under the Paris Agreement, and is an indispensable component in the portfolio of technologies required to achieve the two degree scenario.

The MOU signals a path forward to collaborate in the development, demonstration and deployment of CCS/CCUS thereby reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and providing energy security.

Japan CCS Co., Ltd. is conducting on behalf of the Japanese government the Tomakomai CCS Demonstration Project to demonstrate the viability of full-chain CCS in Japan. Valuable knowledge and experiences are being acquired. 

As a pioneer in CCS/CCUS, the Canadian based, International CCS Knowledge Centre joins forces with Japan CCS Co. to facilitate the sharing of the experience and lessons-learned acquired from the construction through operation and maintenance of SaskPower's Boundary Dam 3 CCS Facility - the world’s first commercial scale, post-combustion CCS/CCUS facility on a coal-fired power plant.

The International CCS Knowledge Centre and Japan CCS Co. will work closely to exchange information and knowledge of CCUS acquired through of the conduct of their projects, in order to share and disseminate such information with a view to advancing the deployment of CCUS in the world.

On hand to witness the signing of the MOU was Scott Moe, Premier of Saskatchewan, Ian Burney, Ambassador of Canada to Japan and Hideki Makihara, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI).

International CCS Knowledge Centre
Japan CCS Co.


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