WEDNESDAY APRIL 17, 2024 14:00 – 16:30 JST

Welcome and Introduction
Dr Kazutomo Irie, President, APERC

Session 1. Reducing Oil Use in the Transport Sector

•Are all-in EV plans the best way forward, and to what extent should government support these plans?
•To what extent will EV adoption reduce oil consumption and emissions?
•How realistic is a massive scale up in SAFs?
•Will there be challenges to the supply of materials/minerals needed to deliver clean technologies?

14:05 – 15:30 20 min/speaker

Mr Finbar Maunsell, Assistant Researcher, APERC
Opportunities for and Challenges to Electrification of Land Transport
Dr Joseph Majkut, Director, Energy Security and Climate Change Program, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), USA
Decarbonization of Passenger Vehicles
Dr Shigeki Kobayashi, Principal Researcher, Transport Institute of Central Japan
Challenges to the supply of materials/minerals
Mr Yoshikazu Kobayashi, Executive Researcher, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
The role for sustainable air fuel in the energy transition
Dr Jim Hileman, Vice President and Chief Engineer, Sustainability and Future Mobility, The Boeing Company
Coffee break
Discussion and Q&A
Reception Dinner (Ohka 2F)

THURSDAY APRIL 18, 2024 10:00 – 16:00 JST


Session 2. Scaling Up Decarbonization Technologies

•What are the most crucial technologies for meeting emissions reductions goals?
•What are the key issues in spurring lower costs for decarbonization technologies?
•What are we missing in terms of incentivising development and deployment of these technologies?

10:00 – 11:20 20 min/speaker

Mr Mathew Horne, Senior Researcher, APERC
The relative role for different decarbonization technologies
Dr Timur Gül, Chief Energy Technology Officer, International Energy Agency (IEA)
The road to carbon neutrality: a cost perspective
Mr Chen Ji, Executive Director, Global Institute of China International Capital Corporation Limited, China
The role of CCS for different economies in the energy transition
Mr Eric Williams, Principal Economist, Global CCS Institute, Australia
The role for direct air capture
Mr Adam Baylin-Stern, Policy and Engagement Lead, Carbon Engineering, Canada
Coffee break
Discussion and Q&A
Lunch (Crown Room B1)

Session 3. Ensuring Electric Grid Reliability during the Energy Transition

•Are grids well placed to handle much higher renewable energy penetration?
•What emerging energy security issues should be anticipated during the energy transition?
•What is the role for nuclear, if any?
•How do we ensure that governments recognise the integration challenges of the electric grid?

13:30 – 15:00 20 min/speaker

Mr Alexander Izhbuldin, Senior Researcher, APERC
Grid reliability and integration challenges
Dr Geoff Bongers, Gamma Energy Technology, Australia
Power system expansion and reliability challenges associated with decarbonising the power sector
Mr Xueqin Tian, Deputy Direct of Power System Resources, Power System Planning Unit, State Grid Economics and Technological Research Institute, China
South east Asia perspective on grid reliability
Dr Nuki Agya Utama, Executive Director, ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE)
Maintaining grid reliability and safety during the transition
Mr. Christian Roatta, Senior Trade & Multilateral Spec., UL Solutions
Coffee break
Discussion and Q&A
Closing Remarks
Dr Kazutomo Irie, President, APERC