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New Technology Processes and Converts Household Waste, Food Waste and Sewage Sludge into Energy

New Technology Processes and Converts Household Waste, Food Waste and Sewage Sludge into Energy

SEJONG, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) — New technology has been developed to enable three types of urban waste – household waste, food waste and sewage sludge – to be simultaneously processed and converted into energy. The real life application is pending for the new technology since demonstration testing is already complete. The Ministry of Land, [...]

Extract of Harmful Algae Helps Improve Skin Disease

Extract of Harmful Algae Helps Improve Skin Disease

SEOUL, April 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has found that the extract of invasive algae called Sargassum horneri, believed to have come from China’s east coast, has the effect of preventing and curing psoriasis, an inflammatory skin condition. Sargassum horneri’s several branches stem from its small sitting cushion-shaped root. The branches [...]

Old Warehouse Transformed into Haenyeo Kitchen in Gyeongju

Old Warehouse Transformed into Haenyeo Kitchen in Gyeongju

GYEONGJU, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) — An abandoned refrigerated warehouse in a local fishing village will be renovated into a special kitchen for “haenyeo,” or female divers. Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province announced Monday that the project has been approved by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, with renovations of the old warehouse in Eupcheon Port [...]

New Technology Detects Food Poisoning Bacteria in Real Time Using Chip Processing Technology

New Technology Detects Food Poisoning Bacteria in Real Time Using Chip Processing Technology

DAEJEON, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers have developed a new technology that can detect food poisoning bacteria in real time using a semiconductor processing technology. The National Nanofab Center announced on Monday that it had developed technology to detect food poisoning bacteria using a nano structural body that was formed using the [...]

Tephone Booths Transformed into Battery Swapping Stations for Electric Motorcycles

Tephone Booths Transformed into Battery Swapping Stations for Electric Motorcycles

GWANGJU, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A ward office in the southwestern city of Gwangju plans to install battery exchange facilities at telephone booths as a part of efforts to promote the distribution and use of electric motorcycles. Gwangju’s Nam Ward recently signed a business agreement with KT Linkus, a telephone booth operator, for the [...]

N. Gyeongsang Province to Kick Off ‘Healing-Work’ Program

N. Gyeongsang Province to Kick Off ‘Healing-Work’ Program

ANDONG, March 26 (Korea Bizwire) — North Gyeongsang Province plans to launch a ‘Healing-Work’ program that enables people to enjoy healing while working at agricultural villages. With the outbreak of the coronavirus bringing about a new era of non-face-to-face life, this program aims to attract more firms to agricultural areas with low population density, as [...]

Scientists Develop Fully Biodegradable Filter for Protective Masks

Scientists Develop Fully Biodegradable Filter for Protective Masks

DAEJEON, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A team of South Korean scientists have developed eco-friendly filters for protective masks that are 100 percent biodegradable. The Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology announced Monday that it had developed a fully biodegradable mask filter that uses polybutylene succinate (PBS), an aliphatic polyester. The institute said that the [...]

‘Buycott’ Movement Offers Support to ‘Good Stores’

‘Buycott’ Movement Offers Support to ‘Good Stores’

SEOUL, March 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Netizens are stepping up to help restaurants that have shown kindness to those in need by sharing them on online communities, asking others to ‘buycott’ their food. The Kind Store Project, through which participating food vendors offer free food and convenience to children carrying welfare cards, was started by [...]

AmorePacific Develops Paper Tube for Cosmetics that Can Reduce Plastic Use

AmorePacific Develops Paper Tube for Cosmetics that Can Reduce Plastic Use

SEOUL, March 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean cosmetics giant AmorePacific Corp. said it had developed a new paper tube for cosmetics products that ensures a long shelf-life while contributing to reducing plastic use compared to existing packaging. Excluding the cap, which is made of plastic, the new packaging reduces the use of plastics for [...]

S. Korea’s First Anti-COVID-19 Coated Steel Sheet Nears Commercialization

S. Korea’s First Anti-COVID-19 Coated Steel Sheet Nears Commercialization

SEOUL, March 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean steelmaker has developed a coated steel sheet that blocks the coronavirus. Dongkuk Steel Mill Co. announced Wednesday that it had made improvements to Luxteel Bio, South Korea’s first anti-bacteria coated steel sheet, to develop a product that can kill 99.9 percent of coronavirus agents within 30 [...]