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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 [...]

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 [...]

China-Canada Collaboration on CO2 Capture for Cement

China-Canada Collaboration on CO2 Capture for Cement

REGINA, Saskatchewan, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A new collaboration between the China Building Materials Academy, (CBMA) and Canadian based, International CCS Knowledge Centre (Knowledge Centre) will see simultaneous advancements in understanding and knowledge sharing of carbon capture technology designed specifically to see substantial emission reductions from the global cement industry. The first initiative under [...]

Carbon Dioxide Density Hits Record High Despite COVID-19 Emissions Reductions

Carbon Dioxide Density Hits Record High Despite COVID-19 Emissions Reductions

SEOUL, July 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite the decrease in greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the outbreak of the coronavirus, the density of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere above the Korean Peninsula has exceeded its previous high. According to a report released on Thursday by the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA), the density of carbon [...]

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 [...]

S. Korea’s CO2 Standards for Residential Buildings Get U.N. Approval

S. Korea’s CO2 Standards for Residential Buildings Get U.N. Approval

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Tuesday it has received approval from the U.N. climate change body for its calculation standards of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for residential buildings. On Aug. 11, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) approved the CO2 emissions standards for residential buildings in South Korea [...]

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 [...]

Government Invests Billions to Find Use for Greenhouse Gases

Government Invests Billions to Find Use for Greenhouse Gases

SEOUL, Dec. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – The key focus of a 47.5-billion-won ($40.6 million) government project announced Monday will be on demonstrating and implementing viable technologies that can turn greenhouse gases or carbon compounds (CO and CO2) from industrial complexes into useful chemical materials, such as methanol.  The project will be jointly conducted by the [...]

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.  [...]