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Social Distancing Led to CO2 Reduction in Seoul’s Downtown Areas

Social Distancing Led to CO2 Reduction in Seoul’s Downtown Areas

SEOUL, April 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The density of carbon dioxide caused by human activities plunged in Seoul’s downtown areas due to the enforcement of social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a study showed Thursday. A joint research group from the National Institute of Environmental Research, the National Institute of Forest Science, the [...]

LG Electronics Gears Up to Develop Commercial ‘Waterless’ Washing Machine

LG Electronics Gears Up to Develop Commercial ‘Waterless’ Washing Machine

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean electronics giant LG Electronics Inc. has launched a drive to develop a commercial washing machine that can wash clothes using carbon dioxide instead of water. The commercialization of this technology has been virtually impossible in the country due to strict safety regulations. The Ministry of Trade, Industry [...]

KEPCO Inks Deal to Share CO2 Decomposition Technology with Korea National Railway

KEPCO Inks Deal to Share CO2 Decomposition Technology with Korea National Railway

SEOUL, Dec. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s state power firm Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) will promote the joint use of its in-house greenhouse gas decomposition technology with the Korea National Railway, a railroad construction and management company, as part of efforts to limit carbon dioxide emissions. The company announced on Wednesday that it [...]

Researchers Turn Carbon Dioxide into a Core Material Used in Production of Medical Products

Researchers Turn Carbon Dioxide into a Core Material Used in Production of Medical Products

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has developed a new technology that can convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide, a material used widely in industrial areas. A joint research team from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology and Seoul National University said Sunday that it had developed a catalyst [...]

Daewoo Shipbuilding Develops Carbon Dioxide Storage Technology

Daewoo Shipbuilding Develops Carbon Dioxide Storage Technology

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) said Thursday it has developed a technology to store carbon dioxide captured in ship engine emissions. The technology developed in cooperation with a local ship part supplier, HI AIR Korea Co., will help ships in operation reduce their carbon dioxide emissions to [...]

New Technology that Can Culture Spirulina with Carbon Dioxide in Emission Gases Reaches Commercialization

New Technology that Can Culture Spirulina with Carbon Dioxide in Emission Gases Reaches Commercialization

JINJU, Aug. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A new process that uses the carbon dioxide contained in emissions gases to culture spirulina, a marine micro-algae, has reached the stage of commercialization. Kwon Jong-hee, a professor at Gyeongsang National University, said Wednesday that the new technology can convert the carbon dioxide contained in emissions gases into a [...]

Researchers Develop Integrated Analysis System for Assessment of Korean Peninsula CO2 Density

Researchers Develop Integrated Analysis System for Assessment of Korean Peninsula CO2 Density

SEOUL, July 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s first integrated analysis system for the assessment of various factors that bring about an increase in the density of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere over the Korean Peninsula has been developed. A research team from the Seoul National University’s Graduate School of Environmental Studies said Wednesday [...]

Researchers Develop Eco-friendly Desalination Process

Researchers Develop Eco-friendly Desalination Process

DAEJEON, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The state-run Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources has developed new technology that can extract magnesium from condensed water (seawater condensed with salinity removed) as well as reducing emissions of carbon dioxide generated during the desalination process. The amount of condensed water generated during the desalination process in [...]