SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – KEPCO (Korea Electric Power Corporation) announced on October 16 that it had held a commemorative ceremony for the successful construction of a one-megawatt demonstration plant capable of separating up to 90 percent of carbon dioxide from emissions.
The plant is located at a thermal power station of the Korea East-West Power Company in the city of Dangjin in South Chungcheong Province.
More than 100 guests, including the mayor of Dangjin and the deputy head of the Korea East-West Power Company, attended the ceremony.
The demonstration plant uses the varying sizes of carbon dioxide, oxygen and other molecules to sift out the former from emissions from coal combustion.
The plant is expected to separate out an annual carbon dioxide quantity of 7,000 tons.
KEPCO and co-developer Astromasa revealed that they had acquired the core technology necessary from the Dangjin-based demonstration plant, and that they were taking steps to export it to countries with a greater dependence on coal as an energy source.
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