Acting Assistant Secretary for FECM Dr. Wilcox Gives Remarks at First Asia CCUS Network Forum

On June 22, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Acting Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM), Dr. Jennifer Wilcox, provided remarks at the First Asia CCUS Network Forum, an event that convened government officials, industry and academia from across the globe to discuss the shift to a cleaner energy landscape.

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and Japan’s Ministry of Economic, Trade and Industry (METI) organized the inaugural event—which focused on global goals and expectations for carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) and how advances in CCUS can help combat the global climate crisis.

Dr. Wilcox focused her remarks on the need for global participation and coordination to advance solutions and respond to the threats of climate change. She went on to state that a global focus on CCUS technology advancement is important for the transition to a clean energy economy—highlighting efforts to date, as well as the potential to keep moving CCUS technologies forward.

“There’s an enormous opportunity to advance CCUS in the East Asia Summit Region—and to strengthen international collaboration to deploy these critical technologies,” said Dr. Wilcox. “We’re entering an exciting—and critical—time for CCUS deployment, when that collaboration will be more important than ever.” 

The Asia CCUS Network underscores the commitment of a number of Asian countries to advance these technologies to help meet our climate challenges, and Dr. Wilcox ended her remarks by opening the door for future collaboration with the Network. “We at the Department of Energy welcome the opportunity to work with you to develop and deploy technology solutions like CCUS to meetthose challenges and ensure that the Earth is a livable home, not just for us but for future generations,” she said.

For more information on the forum, please visit ERIA’s website. For press inquiries regarding Dr. Wilcox’s remarks or information on the Department’s research and development on carbon removal technologies, please email