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Government Invests 10 Billion in University’s Poop-to-Currency Project

Government Invests 10 Billion in University’s Poop-to-Currency Project

ULSAN, South Korea, March 9 (Korea Bizwire) – “Ttong-bonwi-hwapae” literally translates into “poop standard currency.” And the government is investing 10 billion won ($8.65 million) over the next five years to turn this human waste-to-currency idea into reality in South Korean towns and cities.  A pilot project was initially spearheaded by the Ulsan National Institute [...]

Student Succeeds in Bioethanol Production Using Dead Seaweed

Student Succeeds in Bioethanol Production Using Dead Seaweed

BUSAN, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Pukyong National University announced Wednesday that graduate student Seonwoo In-young (26), recently succeeded in producing bioethanol using dead seaweed that washed ashore after a tropical storm. Seaweed plays an essential role as a food source, habitat, and spawning ground for marine organisms, but only when its alive underwater. Dead [...]