Energy resilient solutions for Japan - A BECCS case study

Florian Kraxner, Sylvain Leduc, Sabine Fuss, Kentaro Aoki, Georg Kindermann, Yoshiki Yamagata

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The objective of this study is to analyze Japan's BECCS potential. A technical assessment is used to support a policy discussion on the suitability of this mitigation tool for Japan. IIASA's BeWhere Model is used to examine the technical potential of bioenergy including optimal locations and capacities of biomass plants. The plant locations are overlaid with a geological suitability map for carbon storage. Results indicate that there is a substantial potential for bioenergy production which could contribute to substituting emissions from fossil fuels. By further developing the renewable energy pathway, Japan could substantially add to a more resilient and domestic resources-based energy sector. There is limited potential for direct negative emissions from bioenergy, but some of the coastal regions appear suitable for carbon storage. A higher potential could be achieved through off-shore carbon storage and enhanced cross-border collaboration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2791-2796
Number of pages6
JournalEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE 2014 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2014 May 302014 Jun 2


  • Biomass Modeling
  • Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Energy Policy
  • Energy Resilience
  • Forest Bioenergy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Energy


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