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Hyundai Steel Develops New Gas Valve to Block Harmful Emissions

Hyundai Steel Develops New Gas Valve to Block Harmful Emissions

SEOUL, Dec. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Steel Co., South Korea’s No. 2 steelmaker, has developed the world’s first technology to fully block air pollutants emitted from blast furnaces, successfully introducing them to the actual steelmaking process. The company said Tuesday it had installed clean gas valves for furnace shutdowns or re-feeding hot blasts to [...]

Seoul City Program Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 247,000 Tons

Seoul City Program Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 247,000 Tons

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul city government said Thursday its energy saving program reduced greenhouse gas emissions by over 247,000 tons from April through September. Members of Seoul’s “Eco-Mileage” program reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 247,137 tons, up 70 percent from the same period last year, creating the same effect as planting [...]

Korean Shipbuilders Tipped to Bask in More Orders Next Year on Tough Regulations

Korean Shipbuilders Tipped to Bask in More Orders Next Year on Tough Regulations

SEOUL, Oct. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean shipyards are likely to win more orders next year as toughened environment regulations may prod clients to resort to local shipbuilders, which have a competitive edge in eco-friendly vessels, a report said Tuesday. Their combined new orders are estimated at 10 million compensated gross tons (CGTs) worth [...]

Public Sector Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Over 20 pct in 2019

Public Sector Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Over 20 pct in 2019

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s public sector reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by more than 20 percent last year from its target volume, the Ministry of Environment said Saturday. According to the ministry, annual greenhouse gas emissions by 782 government and state-funded institutions amounted to 3.98 million tons of CO2 equivalent in [...]

S. Korea to Ban Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche Models for Emission Rigging

S. Korea to Ban Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche Models for Emission Rigging

SEOUL, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will ban domestic sales of eight models of Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche diesel cars for violating emissions regulations, the Ministry of Environment said Tuesday. The ministry said it will also slap fines on Audi Volkswagen Korea and Porsche Korea and seek a prosecution investigation. The ministry’s probe [...]

Call to Climate Action: Today and Tomorrow, New-Generation Diesel Technology Reduces GHG Emissions

Call to Climate Action: Today and Tomorrow, New-Generation Diesel Technology Reduces GHG Emissions

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — As the Global Climate Action Summit concludes in San Francisco, the emphasis will be on commitments and actions communities, cities, states and countries can take to tackle the climate challenge. The Diesel Technology Forum encourages the world’s leaders to embrace ALL greenhouse-gas-reducing technologies and consider policies that increase [...]

Cars in Motion Checked for Illegal Emissions via Remote Device

Cars in Motion Checked for Illegal Emissions via Remote Device

CHANGWON, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The government of South Gyeongsang Province announced on Saturday that it will be using remote sensing devices (RSD) to verify vehicle emissions in an effort to help improve air quality in the province as public concern over air pollution continues to grow. With the help of the Korea Environment [...]