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Japan CO2 Reduction Technology Demonstration Project

Brief description:


Country: Japan

Project type: Capture Storage

Scale: Small

Status: Identified

Industry: Oil and gas processing

Capture method: Pre-combustion

Transport of CO2 by: Pipeline

Type of storage: Saline aquifer

Volume: 200,000 tonnes tonnes/CO2


Japan CCS Co, a consortium of 30 Japanese companies specialising in CCS technologies, has been tasked with overseeing Japan’s first full CCS demonstration, the Carbon Dioxide Reduction Technology Demonstration Project.

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has selected Tomakomai, in Hokkaido, as the location of the project, which will involve capturing, compressing and transporting CO2 from a hydrogen production unit in Hokkaido refinery, owned by Idemitsu Kosan Co. The facilities will have a capture capacity of 200,000 tonnes of CO2 per annum.

The captured gas will be transported for storage in two subsea sandstone beds off Hokkaido, and the project will include a storage monitoring system. Construction of test facilities will begin in March 2013, with start-up planned in April 2016. Performance testing is scheduled for January, 2016.

JGC Corp has been awarded the engineering, procurement, and construction contract as well as commissioning work for capture, compression and transport facilities.

More information and press releases

JGC awarded EPC for Japan CCS facilities, 29 November 2012

More project information at METI’s website

Demonstration programme (in Japanese only)

Companies involved