Tag: South Korea

Korean Register, Ulsan Port Authority sign MOU to support methanol-fueled ships

Korean Register, Ulsan Port Authority sign MOU to support methanol-fueled ships

November 23, 2022 |

In South Korea, Korean Register (KR) and Ulsan Port Authority (UPA) have signed an MOU to support methanol-fueled ships and establish the South Korean port as a low-carbon, eco-friendly energy hub. A growing number of dual fuel methanol vessels are being ordered by international shipping companies, and in October South Korean shipping company KSS Marine […]

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South Korean researchers make breakthrough with organic solar cells

South Korean researchers make breakthrough with organic solar cells

September 15, 2022 |

In South Korea, organic solar cells (OSCs), which use organic polymers to convert sunlight into electricity, have received considerable attention in recent times for their desirable properties as next-generation energy sources. These include lightweight, flexibility, scalability, and a high power conversion efficiency (>19%). Currently, several strategies exist for enhancing the performance and stability of OSCs. […]

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Hyosung TNC makes world’s first spandex from corn

Hyosung TNC makes world’s first spandex from corn

September 8, 2022 |

In South Korea, Hyosung TNC has succeeded in extracting spandex from corn and commercializing the world’s first bio-based spandex.  Hyosung TNC announced last month that it successfully developed bio-derived spandex, ‘creora bio-based’, using a natural material extracted from corn instead of coal, and obtained a global eco-friendly certification.  The ‘creora bio-based’ spandex uses a corn-derived […]

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GS Caltex and LG Chem to create pilot plant building white bioecosystem and bio raw materials

GS Caltex and LG Chem to create pilot plant building white bioecosystem and bio raw materials

September 7, 2022 |

In South Korea, with GS Caltex, LG Chem will kickstart establishing a pilot plant to build white bio ecosystem and commercialize bio raw materials. The upcoming pilot plant will produce prototypes of 3HP (3-Hydroxypropionic acid), a key material for eco-friendly materials such as biodegradable plastics. 3HP is a biomaterial produced through an eco-friendly fermentation process, […]

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LG Chem begins exporting bio-balanced phenol and acetone

LG Chem begins exporting bio-balanced phenol and acetone

September 5, 2022 |

In South Korea, LG Chem began exporting its first bio-balanced phenol and acetone in mid-July. It is a product that has acquired the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification PLUS (ISCC PLUS), a global sustainable eco-friendly material certification, using renewable bio-feedstock such as biomass or waste cooking oil. LG Chem will export 4,000 tons of phenol […]

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LG Chem begins exporting bio-balanced phenol and acetone

LG Chem begins exporting bio-balanced phenol and acetone

September 1, 2022 |

In South Korea, LG Chem began exporting its first bio-balanced phenol and acetone in mid-July. It is a product that has acquired the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification PLUS (ISCC PLUS), a global sustainable eco-friendly material certification, using renewable bio-feedstock such as biomass or waste cooking oil. LG Chem will export 4,000 tons of phenol […]

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LG Chem constructing world’s largest single-line carbon nanotubes manufacturing plant

LG Chem constructing world’s largest single-line carbon nanotubes manufacturing plant

August 30, 2022 |

In South Korea, LG Chem is expanding its investment in carbon nanotubes (CNT) with the construction of the world’s largest single-line CNT manufacturing plant. The new plant is part of LG Chem’s initiative to gain a more competitive edge in the rapidly growing global CNT market focused on electric vehicle (EV) battery materials.  The new […]

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LG Chem and ADM launch two JVs for US production of lactic acid and polylactic acid

LG Chem and ADM launch two JVs for US production of lactic acid and polylactic acid

August 29, 2022 |

In South Korea, LG Chem and ADM have launched two joint ventures for U.S. production of lactic acid and polylactic acid to meet growing demand for a wide variety of plant-based products, including bioplastics. Pending final investment decisions, the joint ventures have chosen Decatur, Illinois, U.S., as the location of their intended production facilities. The […]

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South Korean researchers make breakthrough with organic solar cells

South Korean researchers make breakthrough with organic solar cells

August 23, 2022 |

In South Korea, organic solar cells (OSCs) are considered the future of photovoltaics due to their beneficial features like light weight, flexibility, and high conversion efficiency. But, most OSC electrodes use indium tin oxide (ITO), which is too costly and fragile to enable large-area, flexible OSCs. Now, researchers from the Gwangju Institute of Science and […]

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Hit the gym in biobased spandex from South Korea’s Hyosung  

Hit the gym in biobased spandex from South Korea’s Hyosung  

August 22, 2022 |

In South Korea, Hyosung TNC says it is has produced biobased spandex using corn as feedstock. Dubbed creora, the material emits 23% less carbon and requires 39% less water compared to conventional spandex. While creora is already in use for general fibers, wrapping papers, cosmetics, and liquid detergents, it took more than a year of […]

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