graphical image of a person catching a carbon dioxide cloud from industrial plants in a "butterfly-net"

Researchers host a workshop in Japan focusing on a carbon-neutral energy system

In November, the MIRAI 2.0 Research & Innovation Week takes place in Japan. Researchers Leteng Lin and Truong Nguyen at Linnaeus University will co-host a workshop in sustainability, ”Towards a carbon-neutral energy system”. The planning of keynote speakers and presenters is now in progress.

Are you interested in participating in a workshop that focuses on CO2 capture in energy production and air, with subsequent utilization and decarbonization of the transportation sector?

At the MIRAI 2.0 Research & Innovation Week in Fukuoka, Japan, 15-18 November 2022, Associate Professor Leteng Lin and Senior Lecturer Truong Nguyen from the Department of Built Environment and Energy Technology at Linnaeus University will, together with Associate Professor Roman Selyanchyn from Platform for Inter-/Transdisciplinary Energy Research (Q-PIT), Kyushu University, Japan, host a workshop in sustainability on the theme ”Towards a carbon-neutral energy system”.


To tackle climate change caused by continuous emission of greenhouse gases (primarily CO2), many countries committed carbon-neutrality in the near future. Various decarbonization pathways are technically available: from the minimization of fossil fuel use to the sequestration of carbon from energy production facilities.

The actual technology development and application, however, would be determined by the country-specific energy system. Current Japanese energy system depends on imported fossil fuels, which leads to their strong R&D on frontiers of carbon capture and utilization or storage (CCUS). Sweden is based largely on renewable energy resources, of which bioenergy already contributes 27 % of the total energy supply.

The transport sector in both countries still relies strongly on fossil fuels. Decarbonization demands not only fuel shift for this sector, but also the CCUS from energy conversion facilities. Huge collaboration potential and mutual learning opportunities exist between two countries with different energy supply chain and systems, covering different R&D stages from fundamental and engineering research to demonstrations and applications. 

Workshop focus

This workshop has two major focuses:

  1. CO2 capture in energy production and air with subsequent utilization;
  2. Decarbonization of transportation sector.

The workshop will combine oral presentations and poster session aiming to mix senior and young researchers and doctoral students with local authorities and industrial representatives, to exchange knowledge and experiences. A demonstration of the hydrogen-research facilities for transport and the CCUS research lab visit will be arranged, to facilitate the understanding of state-of-the-art developments and potential applications of these technologies.

If you are interested in participating the workshop, please contact Leteng Lin.

More information about MIRAI and the R&I Week


Please contact Charlotte Skoglund, MIRAI 2.0 project manager at the Office of External Relations.