Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) and JAPAN NUS Co., Ltd. (JANUS)


The Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) and JAPAN NUS Co., Ltd. (JANUS) agreed to build a partnership by signing a memorandum of understanding on the “Realization of Regional CO2 management in Indonesia.”

ITB, a state-owned university, leads the Center of Excellence (CoE) of CCS-CCUS in collaboration with the Directorate General of Oil and Gas (Ditjen Migas), Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Indonesia, and other institutes, to undertake projects in Indonesia, associated with Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) including Carbon Dioxide Enhanced Oil Recovery (CO2-EOR).

JANUS is conducting research to promote the concept of regional CO2 management based on hub and clustering CO2-EOR in Indonesia. A successful implementation of the concept will make CCUS businesses economically feasible by connecting several CO2 sources and sinks such as oil and gas fields via a trunk a CO2 trunk pipeline.

Based on the MoU, ITB and JANUS will closely work together to deploy regional CO2 management in Indonesia.

As the very first partnered project under this MoU, ITB and JANUS organized the Indonesia-Japan CCUS Symposium on March 14, 2019 at the Ditjen Migas auditorium, in collaboration with Fukada Geological Institute and JGC Corporation, supported by the Ministry of Energy, Mineral Resources of Indonesia and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan and other institutes from both countries.

The symposium attracted 50 participants from the government, industries, and academics in both countries, and the two countries reinforced continued partnership towards the deployment of regional CO2 management in Indonesia. JANUS will contribute to this endeavor based on its technical experience and expertise and plan to strengthen its environmental consulting business.

Indonesia-Japan CCUS Symposium, Jakarta