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GS Caltex and SK Energy Launch Smart Storage Service at Gas Stations

GS Caltex and SK Energy Launch Smart Storage Service at Gas Stations

SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — GS Caltex Corp. and SK Energy Co., South Korea’s leading refiners, have teamed up to launch QBoo, a smart storage service found at gas stations. QBoo allows parcel exchanges, buying and selling second-hand goods, and storing laundry and other goods, using storage lockers. This will increase the inflow of customers at [...]

E-Mart Brings Charging Stations and Car-Sharing to Parking Lots

E-Mart Brings Charging Stations and Car-Sharing to Parking Lots

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — E-Mart Inc. outlets’ parking lots will be renovated into multipurpose facilities that will provide charging stations for electric vehicles as well space to accommodate car-sharing vehicles. E-Mart, in collaboration with Straffic, South Korea’s leading company in traffic management systems, will open Electro Hyper Charger Stations at six of its [...]

SK Innovation Creates Subsidiary to Hire Disabled Persons

SK Innovation Creates Subsidiary to Hire Disabled Persons

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Innovation Co. signed a memorandum of understanding with the Korea Employment Agency for the Disabled on Tuesday to implement a system of subsidiary businesses for disabled persons. This system recognizes employees with disability, hired by a subsidiary company established for the purpose of hiring disabled persons, as employed [...]

S. Korean Nuclear Power Industry Buoyed by Taiwanese Decision to Halt Nuclear Phase-Out

S. Korean Nuclear Power Industry Buoyed by Taiwanese Decision to Halt Nuclear Phase-Out

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — After voters in Taiwan approved a referendum to stop the phase-out of nuclear power, South Korean advocates of nuclear energy have started to speak out about having a similar public discourse surrounding Korea’s own planned nuclear phase-out. The South Korean government has officially said that it plans to go [...]

S. Korean Companies Left Out of ‘RE100’ Renewable Energy Initiative

S. Korean Companies Left Out of ‘RE100’ Renewable Energy Initiative

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – With an increasing number of global corporations including Google, Apple and General Motors pledging support for RE100, a “global initiative uniting more than 100 influential businesses committed to 100 percent renewable electricity,” not a single South Korean company has yet to join the initiative. The initiative, which is led [...]

Hyundai to Supply 30 Hydrogen Buses to Six Cities Next Year

Hyundai to Supply 30 Hydrogen Buses to Six Cities Next Year

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co. said Wednesday it will supply 30 hydrogen-powered buses to six major South Korean cities next year in a move to promote the zero-emission vehicles. In the pilot project, the 30 environment-friendly hydrogen electric fuel cell buses will be used for public transportation in Seoul, Ulsan, Gwangju, [...]