MIRAI 2.0 R&I Week 2023 

Negative emissions of carbon dioxide: potential solutions, challenges and collaborations for Sweden and Japan 

Organizer: Roman Selyanchyn
Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies, Bioenergy carbon capture and sequestration (BECCS), Direct air capture (DAC), Sustainable forest management, Carbon sequestration in agriculture
Short workshop abstract:In this workshop, we want to gather young researchers to explore potential solutions for negative carbon dioxide emissions from the perspective of Sweden and Japan. We will focus on identifying opportunities for cooperation between the two countries on various Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) technologies. This workshop will continue the organizers' collaboration within MIRAI 2.0 and is a focused spin-off brainstorming meeting that follows our previous workshop at Kyushu University in November 2022. In particular, we will look closer at the Bioenergy Carbon Capture and Sequestration (BECCS), which involves using biomass to produce energy while capturing CO2 emissions and sequestering them underground (this approach is considered both in Sweden and Japan). We will also delve into Direct Air Capture (DAC) technology, which involves capturing carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere. In addition to the technological means, we will also consider Sustainable Forest Management and novel agricultural practices for carbon sequestration. These methods involve using natural processes to capture and store CO2, such as planting trees and improving soil health. At our workshop, participants will hear the research stories about each method's potential benefits and challenges and how to implement them in Sweden and Japan. We will also discuss potential cooperation opportunities between the two countries in implementing these solutions, sharing expertise, attracting businesses, and entrepreneurship opportunities.
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