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New Paper Packaging for Fruit Makes Polystyrene Obsolete

New Paper Packaging for Fruit Makes Polystyrene Obsolete

ANDONG, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — North Gyeongsang Province is taking the lead in environmental protection by changing packaging materials placed in fruit boxes from polystyrene to paper. The provincial office recently developed a paper tray to replace polystyrene trays for fruit protection and applied it to apples for export to Taiwan and Vietnam for [...]

S. Korea’s Hydrogen Economy Drive Going Smoothly

S. Korea’s Hydrogen Economy Drive Going Smoothly

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s bold drive to promote the use of hydrogen for power generation, vehicles and other industires is witnessing progress as sales of hydrogen fuel cell cars increased sharply last year and more charging stations were installed, the industry ministry said Monday. Seoul unveiled its so-called hydrogen economy drive [...]

Gov’t to Build World’s First Hydrogen Towns

Gov’t to Build World’s First Hydrogen Towns

SEOUL, Dec. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea plans to build the world’s first ‘hydrogen cities’ to promote the hydrogen economy. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport announced on Sunday that it chose Ansan, Ulsan, Wanju, and Jeonju as ‘candidate cities for the hydrogen economy,’ and Samcheok as a city that will specialize in [...]

SK Energy Set to Complete Desulfurization Facility in S. Korea

SK Energy Set to Complete Desulfurization Facility in S. Korea

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Energy Co., South Korea’s leading oil refinery and gas station operator, said Sunday its desulfurization facility in the country will be completed by January, with its commercial operation likely to start in March. Since 2017, SK Energy has spent 1 trillion won (US$846 million) on building the vacuum [...]

S. Korea Builds New LNG Storage Facility on Jeju

S. Korea Builds New LNG Storage Facility on Jeju

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has completed the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage and distribution facility on Jeju, the country’s southern resort island, the country’s industry ministry said Thursday. The project to build the LNG factory on Jeju began in 2007, with 543 billion won (US$460 million) spent on [...]

Court Puts Brakes on New Solar Energy Facilities over Environmental Damage Concerns

Court Puts Brakes on New Solar Energy Facilities over Environmental Damage Concerns

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – A South Korean court has put the brakes on the controversial development of solar energy facilities in mountainous areas, over concerns about environmental damage. On Tuesday, the Cheongju District Court ruled against the plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed by two solar power companies against Eumseong County, North Chungcheong Province, [...]