SEOUL, July 1 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korean government will start a project to develop high functioning, low-cost vacuum adiabatic glass, a super-insulator glass, said the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning on June 30. The project is one of seven new technologies to be supported by the government, selected from 159 candidate projects.
The ministry has set a goal to develop vacuum insulator glass that has an insulating effect as strong as that of a 30 centimeter-thick concrete wall, and which can maintain its ‘vacuum’ state for more than 20 years.
As 30 percent of heat loss is known to be caused by windows, the ministry expects that 4 trillion won (US$ 3.57 trillion) a year would be saved if more than 30 percent of window glass around the nation was replaced with vacuum insulator glass.
The ministry has also selected 6 other technologies to support, including 3D power conversion modules, high conductivity aluminum ink and flexible polymer fiber for wearable devices, transparent electrodes for electronic goods, pain-minimizing blood taking and smart blood screening system, surfactant-free water-oil mixing technologies and RNA deciphering method on living cells using bio-nano technology.
By Kevin Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)