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26.11.2021 – 00:30

ICEF Secretariat

Tokio (ots/PRNewswire)

The ICEF timetable was presented at an official side event of the UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC). The topic “Paths to CO2 neutrality by 2050” was discussed with the co-hosting organizations: the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Institute for Energy and Resources (TERI) and the Dutch Authority for Public Health and Environmental Protection (RIVM).


The roadmap kick-off event took place in the Japan Pavilion at the 26th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26). Speakers from CEM CCUS Initiatives, Columbia University and Hitachi gave speeches on “Industrial, Government and Academic Initiatives to Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2050”.


-ICEF Roadmap “Carbon Mineralization”

The ICEF moves up every year

Focus on technology that is expected to make a significant contribution to long-term net zero emissions and create a roadmap.

The ICEF is an international platform that has been run by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) since 2014. The aim is to solve the problem of climate change through innovative measures. This year’s ICEF session took place as part of the “Tokyo ‘Beyond-Zero’ Week”.


The latest roadmap revolves around carbon mineralization, a natural process that binds carbon dioxide (CO2) as a solid mineral in rocks to permanently remove CO2 from the atmosphere.

In this natural process, certain types of rock react with CO2 and water and fix CO2 as a harmless mineral without using any energy. Carbon mineralization technology could be implemented in dozens of countries around the world, as it can use cement and industrial waste such as steel mill slag in addition to natural ores found in different countries. Ground ores scattered on soils are believed to accelerate the carbon mineralization process and create secondary benefits as fertilizers and soil improvers for arable land. With global CO2 emissions of currently around 33.5 billion tons

It is estimated that carbon mineralization could reduce CO2 by billions of tons by 2050.

EDMC Handbook of Japans & World Energy & Economic Statistics 2021: Emissions in 2018.

For more information, see: https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/attach/202111123283-O1-50jW2OFl.pdf

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