JAPANESE BUSINESSES SHARE EXPERIENCE IN THE AREA OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND OIL PROCESSING

JAPANESE BUSINESSES SHARE EXPERIENCE IN THE AREA OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND OIL PROCESSING
JAPANESE BUSINESSES SHARE EXPERIENCE IN THE AREA OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND OIL PROCESSING
On 8 December KAZENERGY Association jointly with Japanese Trade Association ROTOBO held a seminar entitled “Japanese Energy and Industrial Technologies”.

Leading Japanese businesses including Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Mayekawa Manufacturing Company, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, JPEC, JEMAI and Beatrix demonstrated the most advanced technologies in the area of environmental protection, petrochemistry and oil processing. Moderators of the meeting: Arman Satimov, Advisor to the Chairman of KAZENERGY Association, and Miki Wajima, Director of ROTOBO Research Institute.

In a welcoming speech Mr Uzakbai Karabalin, Deputy Chairman of KAZENERGY Association emphasized that in Kazakhstan the oil industry is a driving force of the national economy. Development of the resource potential helped to solve many social problems and form anti-crisis reserves. However, at the moment the oil refining industry accounts for an insignificant share in the GDP for a large oil-producing country. In this view, Japanese experience and technology can be useful to us.

Petroleomics as a new technology of oil refining was presented by Kazuhiro INAMURA, Specialist of JPEC (Japanese Petroleum Energy Sector). He stated that a traditional approach to the oil refining is no longer capable to generate effective solutions. Petroleum science offers a new approach based on modelling of reactions at the molecular level combined with a molecular analysis of heavy oil. These technologies are successfully utilized both in Japan and in many other countries. Perhaps, this experience could be useful to our specialists as well.

Seminar participants were able to learn the latest Japanese achievements in the area of industrial pollution prevention and use of environmentally friendly technologies.

Kayo OHNO, Representative of the Japan Environmental Management Association for the industrial sector noted three factors that allowed the Japanese to significantly reduce the level of environmental pollution. These include a proper legislative framework, development and dissemination of technologies on protection of the environment and stimulation of training.

It should be mentioned that Kazakhstan is now implementing a Concept on transition to the green economy. In the next year the Code on Subsoil and Subsoil Use will come into force and a large-scale work is planned to amend the Environmental Code and the laws in the area of energy saving and energy efficiency. Therefore, the experience of advanced countries in the field of sustainable development is of great interest for Kazakhstan.

The seminar allowed Kazakhstan participants to get to know the advanced experience of Japan and a number of technologies applied by Japanese businesses in the area of oil refining, energy efficiency and environment.

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ROTOBO is a unique organization in Japan engaged in promotion of trade and business cooperation between Japanese enterprises and the business in CIS.

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