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S. Korea’s Carbon Dioxide Level Rose Above Global Average in 2019

S. Korea’s Carbon Dioxide Level Rose Above Global Average in 2019

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s carbon dioxide concentration rate exceeded the global average last year, a report showed Thursday, raising concerns over climate change. The annual carbon dioxide concentration rate in South Korea averaged 417.9 parts per million (ppm) last year, compared with the global average of 409.8 ppm, according to the [...]

Scientists Develop Cosmetic Cushion Made of CO2

Scientists Develop Cosmetic Cushion Made of CO2

DAEJEON, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers have developed a cosmetic cushion using carbon dioxide (CO2). The Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) announced on Monday that it had developed a polyurethane cosmetic cushion and a heat-insulating building material using CO2, in collaboration with two local companies, Pusan National University and Inje [...]

False Cypress Excellent at Absorbing CO2

False Cypress Excellent at Absorbing CO2

DAEJEON, Jun. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — False cypress, similar to the hinoki cypress, was found to be capable of demonstrating robust growth and an excellent capability of absorbing carbon dioxide (CO2). False cypress, among other conifer trees, is known to have the strongest resistance against sulfite gas and CO2. False cypress is also known to [...]

S. Korea Develops Catalyst That Generates Petrochemical Material Without Byproducts

S. Korea Develops Catalyst That Generates Petrochemical Material Without Byproducts

DAEJEON, Apr. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team led by professor Song Hyun-joon from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) developed an electrocatalyst that turns more than 70 percent of carbon dioxide into ethylene without causing significant byproducts. Ethylene is one of the primary materials used in the petrochemical industry, [...]

Scientists Discover Eco-Friendly Way to Convert CO2 into Fuel

Scientists Discover Eco-Friendly Way to Convert CO2 into Fuel

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – A team of Korea University scientists has developed technology to convert carbon dioxide into synthetic gas, or syngas, using water and sunlight, announced the National Research Foundation of Korea on Thursday.  Synthetic gas is a fuel gas mixture consisting mainly of hydrogen and carbon monoxide. It can be used [...]

Development of CO2 Absorbent Hints at Potential for Eco-Friendly Future

Development of CO2 Absorbent Hints at Potential for Eco-Friendly Future

DAEJEON, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – A team of scientists at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) recently announced the development of technology that will allow for the mass production of carbon dioxide absorbents, which are used for post-combustion CO2 capture that could hypothetically help ease global warming resulting from excessive CO2 emissions.  [...]