Energy Transitions in ASEAN by Utilizing "All Fuels and All Technologies"

Date : 25 August 2023

Location : Kintamani 1
Energy Transitions in ASEAN by Utilizing "All Fuels and All Technologies"

Mitigation of climate change at the country level shall be implemented with a balanced effort between ensuring energy security, maintaining and strengthening industrial competitiveness, and realizing economic growth in accordance with the stages of development and industrial structure in each country.

Crucial to achieving a realistic “multi-path energy transition” by balancing economic growth and a stable energy supply is pursuing multiple technologies across multiple fronts. This idea, “multi-path energy transition”, is endorsed by various occasions around ASEAN energy fora , . Concretely, efforts are needed in broad fields, such as the use of renewable energy, increasing energy efficiency, utilizing zero-emission fuels such as ammonia, decarbonizing fossil fuels, electrifying vehicles, and using effective use of resources.

Japan has been trying to balance decarbonization and energy security, including a stable supply of electricity with its Net-zero target in 2050. Japan and Indonesia have many similarities, such as in terms of geographical conditions and energy composition so that many of Japan's efforts towards decarbonization have been effective in Indonesia as well.

JETRO, in cooperation with Jakarta Japan Club (JJC), Japanese chamber of commerce in Indonesia, is working toward stronger cooperation between Indonesian and Japanese Industry in various sectors. From 2022, JJC and JETRO have conducted the comprehensive survey on Japanese companies’ activity on decarbonization in Indonesia. According to the latest result , there are217 companies are implementing 554 projects all around Indonesia, starting from solar power projects, hydro power, geothermal, Ammonia, CCUS, automobile electrification, battery power storage, decarbonization of fossil fuels, and energy conservation. In addition to existing projects, Japanese companies are ready to conduct further cooperation with Indonesian Industry in all technologies.

JETRO and JJC also published policy recommendations to government of Indonesia such as (1) setting up a system for decarbonization (tariffs, regulatory systems, etc.), (2) providing incentives to companies making decarbonization efforts, and (3) preparation of related infrastructure for decarbonization. The recommendations are based on the basic idea of “multi-path energy transition” utilizing all fuels and all technologies.

This session is co-organised by JETRO Jakarta Office and Waseda University.


JETRO is going to hold a Business Matching with the Japanese companies who contributes to decarbonization in Indonesia at ASEAN ENERGY BUSINESS FORUM(AEBF). We welcome all participants of AEBF from ASEAN countries to our Business Matching, and we hope you to join our event and take advantage of this opportunity. If you are interested, please fill in the form the below and we will arrange some meetings for you. Thank you and see you at the venue of Business Matching.

※Anyone who finished registration to AEBF can register this business matching.

For Registration to Mini Business Matching



8:00 – 8:40

Welcoming Remarks and Speech Opening Session Jointly conducted with Clearner Energy Future Initiative for ASEAN (CEFIA) Forum
Welcoming Remarks

  • Masakazu Takahashi, President Director, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Jakarta Office
  • Dr. Nuki Agya Utama, Executive Director of ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE)
  • H.E. Arifin Tasrif, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources
  • Norihiro Kimura*, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan
  • Prof. Kiyoshi Saito, Waseda University

8:40 - 9:00

Group Photo
After the Group Photo, CEFIA participants will be requested to move to Kintamani 2

8:40 - 9:00

Short Break

9:20 – 9:45

Mr. Akihisa Matsuda, Vice President Director of JETRO Jakarta Office / Taskforce on Carbon-Neutrality of Jakarta Japan Club (JJC)

9:45 – 10:45

Panel Discussion 1:
Acceleration of Green Transformation by DX and Financial Measures

  • Akira Murayama, Managing Director, PT. ABeam Consulting Indonesia
  • Kenji Kakumoto​, Tokyo Century Corporation
  • Masaaki Hamada, Director & Country Manager, Asuzero Singapore Pte. Ltd.
  • Shintaro Suzuki, Director & Head of business Thailand, Zeroboard (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
  • Jonathan Goh Kok Chye, Director, External Relations Energy Planning and Development Division, The Energy Market Authority of Singapore
Dr. Han Phoumin, Senior Energy Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)"

10:45 – 11:00

Special Speech 1
Koji Hatano, General Manager of International-Affairs Department, The Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association (JRAIA)

11:00 – 12:00

Panel Discussion 2: Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Technology Create the Bright ASEAN Future for ENergy, Environment & Human Life Presented by JSRAE, JRAIA and Waseda SEES. Supported by UI

  • Mr. Taro Wada, Program Executive General Manager, Solution Business Development, Mitshubishi Heavy Industries,Ltd.
  • Mr. Masaru Matsui, General Manager, Innovation Center Panasonic Corporation Heating & Ventilation AC Company
  • Dr. Shigeharu Taira, Manager, Daikin Industries, Ltd.
  • Dr. Masanobu Sasaki, Deputy Director, TEPCO Energy Partner, Inc. (Retail Company of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings)
Moderator: Prof. Kiyoshi Saito, Waseda University

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:00

Panel Discussion 3:
Utilization of Biomass Resources

  • Tomoichi Yamaguchi, President Director, PT Santomo Resources Indonesia
  • ENEOS*
  • Emil Lai​, Director, Nanofuel Co.,LTD & PT. Kowa Emori Indonesia
  • Dody Setiawan*​, Principal Advisor, GIZ​
  • Ir. Edi Wibowo, M.T.*​, Director of Bioenergy, Directorate General of New Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesia​
  • Dr. Alloysius Joko Purwanto, Energy Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
Prof. Dr. Ir. Muhammad Idrus Alhamid, Faculty of Engineering at the University of Indonesia"

15:00 – 15:15

Special Speech 2
Dr. Ir. As Natio Lasman, Member of National energy Council of Indonesia

15:15 - 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:30

Panel Discussion 4:
Acceleration of Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation on Demand-Side

  • Mr. Seiji Itagaki, President Director, PT. Sojitz Indonesia
  • Mr. Ryo Ogawa, Department Head, International Business Department, Shizen Energy Inc. (Alam Energy)
  • Mr. Shunta Sakamoto, Regional General Manager, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
  • Mr. Michihisa Suzuki, Director of RENKEI Control (Energy Saving by Optimization), Advanced Solutions Dept, Advanced Automation Company, Azbil Corporation
  • Dr. Yaowateera Achawangkul​, Senior Professional Level of the Energy Research Division, Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE), Ministry of Energy Thailand
Shigeru Kimura, Special Advisor to the President on Energy Affairs, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

16:30 - 16:40

Summary of Discussion
Masakazu Takahashi, President Director, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Jakarta Office

16:40 - 17:00