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Transactions of Fuel Cell Energy Surge with Growing Hydrogen Economy

Transactions of Fuel Cell Energy Surge with Growing Hydrogen Economy

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Last year’s transactions of fuel cell electricity showed a dramatic increase over 2019, driven by the expansion of the hydrogen economy. The Electric Power Statistics Information System (EPSIS) reported the country’s total capacity of fuel cell electricity production last year was 605 megawatts (MW), up by 30.4 percent since [...]

S. Korean Researchers Generate Electricity Using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide

S. Korean Researchers Generate Electricity Using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide

DAEJEON, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has succeeded in verifying new technology capable of generating electricity using supercritical carbon dioxide, known to demonstrate exceptional efficiency in generating electricity while acting as both a liquid and gas. The Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM) announced Tuesday that it developed core [...]

Biofuel Cell Uses Sportswear Fabric to Generate Electricity from Perspiration

Biofuel Cell Uses Sportswear Fabric to Generate Electricity from Perspiration

DAEJEON, Nov. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A newly developed biofuel cell generates electricity using human perspiration. The Korea Research Foundation announced Tuesday that a joint research team from Sogang University and Sookmyung Women’s University had developed a technology that uses sportswear fabric to turn the glucose in human perspiration into electric energy. While many studies [...]

S. Korea Develops Salt-producing Solar Panel System

S. Korea Develops Salt-producing Solar Panel System

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers have developed new technology that allows for the production of electricity and salt using solar panels. The state-run utility Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) announced on Thursday that a consortium including the Green Energy Institute had developed a 100 kilowatt (kW) salt-producing solar panel system. These [...]

Power Margin Reaches All-time High as Demand for Electricity Falls

Power Margin Reaches All-time High as Demand for Electricity Falls

SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) — With the coronavirus impacting the real economy, demand for electricity, a barometer used to measure economic activity, has decreased. The Electric Power Statistics Information System (EPSIS) reported that last month’s largest daily electricity usage occurred on May 18 at 5 p.m., measured at 65,700 megawatt (MW). The power margin [...]

New Tech Converts Ultraviolet Light to Electric Energy

New Tech Converts Ultraviolet Light to Electric Energy

GWANGJU, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — New technology has been developed by South Korean researchers that can convert even ultraviolet light into electricity. A joint research team from the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) and the Korea Photonics Technology Institute said Monday that it had succeeded in developing hybrid flexible copper indium gallium [...]