Starting a Concrete Project with the Ministry of the Environment
The Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition is delighted to announce that “The Policy for the Sustainable Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan” has been launched.
In addition, “Expo 2025 Green Vision,” announced in June 2021, has revised and disclosed. The revisions concern decarbonization and resource recycling, which are considered to be the most important thing in the above policy, and appropriate directions for the Expo, potential core measures, and more.
This revised vision describes not only already announced measures related to energy, but also measures related to fields such as site maintenance, operation, visitors, and discussions by the Expo 2025 Green Vision Realization Task Force. This vision aims for “the realization of carbon neutrality at the Expo and presentation of a carbon-neutral society in 2050,” as well as “the realization of a circular economy (zero waste, zero food waste and zero fashion loss by introducing demand-side technology, etc.).
To achieve these goals, the Association will start a collaborative project with the Ministry of the Environment on “Methanation Using Hydrogen Produced from Water Electrolysis by Renewable Electricity, and Biogas Produced by Methane Fermentation of Food Waste.” Other than the above, before the Expo opens, the Association will continue to implement these concrete projects on decarbonization and resource recycling with the aim of realizing carbon neutrality at Expo 2025 and presenting a carbon-neutral society in 2050.
■“The policy for the Sustainable Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan” (Japanese only)
■Revised “EXPO 2025 Green Vision” (Japanese only)
“Methanation Using Hydrogen Produced from Water Electrolysis by Renewable Electricity, and Biogas Produced by Methane Fermentation of Food Waste”
Overview of the project:
Hydrogen derived from renewable energy is used to ferment food waste, which undergoes methanation to produce biogas. The produced synthetic methane is transported through pipes for use in city gas consuming equipment.
Project implementing entity: Osaka Gas Co., Ltd
Web Sites related to project implementing entity (Japanese only):
Web Sites related to Ministry of the Environment:
For reference (previously published press releases in Japanese)
■”Sustainability Expert Committee” established to realize sustainable operation of Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan
(Announced on December 15, 2021)
■Interim Report of “EXPO 2025 Green Vision” released by Committee for the Environmental Energy in the future society
(Announced on June 22, 2021)
Public Relations Department, Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition