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Clean Coal Day in Japan 2018 International Symposium

Thank you for your attendance to the Clean Coal Day 2018 International Symposium.

The presentation materials are available to be viewed on this site

Clean Coal Day in Japan 2018 International Symposium (the 27th) is scheduled on September 10(Mon)-11(Tue) at ANA InterContinental Hotel Tokyo.

 Please feel free to contact the person below:

Clean Coal Day 2018 Secretariat: Naoko Honda(Ms.) / Sakurako Ueda(Ms.)

Tel: +81-3-6402-6104



Clean Coal Day in Japan 2018 Counference Program

<Symposium> Monday, September 10, Tuesday September 11 fee: free of charge

<Welcome Reception> Monday, September 10   fee: JPY 5,000

Registration Deadline: Friday, August 31

* Please contact "Clean Coal Day 2018 Secretariat" for further inquiries.

* Presentation materials are scheduled to be on "JCOAL website" early September.

Announcement "Tokyo Power Market Seminar"

The electricity retail market has been showing intensifying competition with the increase of new entrants to the market and a wide variety of price packages they present since the electricity deregulation in April 2016.  At the same time, the trade volume is increasing tremendously through the electric power exchange market which is an indispensable means to obtain power source for the new entrants.  On the other hand, many of these new players are now exposed to the risks of price fluctuations, leading them to consider risk management imperative.  Looking at the power generation field, new challenges emerging such as how to secure long-and-medium-team investments, while market transactions constantly increasing.  Facing such circumstances, "Tokyo Power Market Seminar" is scheduled on June 14, 2018 inviting overseas intellectuals to learn their experience and lessons acquired by the power liberalization in Europe and the U.S. and to consider the direction of Japan's power liberalization ahead.  We can have a good chance to consider Japan's power liberalization in future through "Tokyo Power Market Seminar" this time.  We hope a lot of people will participate in this Seminar.

Date : Thursday, 14th June, 2018

Venue : Conference Room A (4F), IINO Hall, Tokyo 2-1-1, Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN

※The Application was Closed.※

*Please send your name, organization name, title and telephone number when send the email.

Seminar type : Open to public

Language : English/Japanese (Simultaneous Interpretation System)

Registration Fee : Free of charge

Hall capacity : 240 seats

Registration Deadline : Monday, 4th June, 2018

* Please kindly be informed that the seminar venue accommodates 240 people and the seminar audience will be chosen by a random drawing. The selected audience will receive email by June 7 (Thursday), 2018.  (The allotment for each organization might be limited depending on the situation)

Announcement (draft) Tokyo Power Market Seminar.pdf

[Seminar Secretariat]

Japan Coal Energy Center (JCOAL)

Phone: +81-3-6402-6104   Fax: +81-3-6402-6110

Naoko Honda(Ms.), Sakurako Ueda(Ms.)


JCOAL Concluded MoU with MCA and ACALET

Japan Coal Energy Center
19th September 2017


Japan Coal Energy Center (JCOAL) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) and ACA Low Emissions Technology (ACALET) to enhance the collaboration among the parties for the purpose of promotion of best practices in the fields from coal development to coal utilization.


Taking the opportunity of Mr. Greg Evans, Executive Director - Coal, MCA, and CEO, ACALET, coming to Japan to attend the Clean Coal Day in Japan 2017 International Symposium (held during 5th and 6th September 2017), JCOAL, MCA and ACALET had a ceremony for signing the MoU on 6th September.


Coal is extremely important energy source being utilized in all over the world, but it has some weak points of emitting more Sox, NOx, particulates and CO2 compared with other fossil fuels.  It is, therefore, vitally important to develop and disseminate the Clean Coal Technologies, counter-measures to mitigate the environmental impacts.


The MoU will form the basis for the parties to construct the mutually beneficial working relationship among the parties through the exchange of information and mutual collaboration in aggressively appealing the importance of coal to the public.


The signing was done by Mr. Greg Evans and Mr. Osamu Tsukamoto, President of JCOAL, and witnessed by Mr. Hiroyuki Tsukada, Director, Clean Coal Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE), Ministry of Economy and International Trade (METI), and Mr. Trevor Holloway, Counsellor (Resources & Industry), Australian Embassy.  The signing ceremony was also attended by Mr. Mike Lawson, Deputy Secretary, and Ms. Sarah Chapman, Assistant Manager, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Australian Government, and by Mr. Hideyuki Umeda, Deputy Director, Clean Coal Division, ANRE, METI.


Mr. Tsukamoto wished the continuation of the good relationship between Japan and Australia, saying "Japan and Australia have long been developing the relationship of mutual collaboration for coal development and coal utilization.  Coal will stay to be an important energy source.  I wish the mutual collaboration will be further strengthen through the MoU concluded this time."


Mr. Evans emphasized the significance of the MoU, saying "Australia and Japan have trading high quality Australian coal for more than 50 years.  In order to solve the problem of CO2 emission it is important Australia and Japan should work together utilizing such technologies as CCS, ACALET has helped developing through its Coal21 Fund, and Japanese HELE technologies."


Mr. Greg Evans, CEO of ACALET and Mr Tsukamoto, president of JCOAL


 Participants of the signing ceremony

Note 1: MCA (Minerals Council of Australia)

The Minerals Council of Australia represents Australia's exploration, mining and minerals processing industry, nationally and internationally, in its contribution to sustainable development and society.

Australia's minerals industry is innovative, technologically advanced, capital intensive, and environmentally and socially progressive. The industry is a major contributor to national income, investment, high-wage jobs, exports and government revenues in Australia.

MCA member companies account for more than 85 per cent of Australia's annual mineral production and 90 per cent of mineral export earnings.

ACA (Australian Coal Association) was merged into MCA in 2013.


Note 2: ACALET (and Coal21 Fund)


ACA Low Emissions Technologies Ltd (ACALET) was established by the industry to operate the COAL21 Fund and manages its relationship with its investment projects.

In March 2006, the industry established the COAL21 Fund to help finance the pre-commercial demonstration work needed for the key technologies.

Callide Oxyfuel Project in Queensland received financial support from COAL21 Fund.