South Korea to use marine microorganisms to produce hydrogen from carbon monoxide

November 5, 2019 |

In South Korea, Korea Bizwire reports that the Korean Western Power Co. has built a hydrogen production plant in a move that could further the country’s efforts to promote and support hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. The plant will transform carbon monoxide into hydrogen through the use of marine microorganisms found in the deep sea. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries has stated that the plant will be up and running continuously for more than six months to make sure the plant’s operations make economic sense and is safe. If the plant functions as intended, it will produce enough hydrogen to power 2,200 hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles per year. This is an extension of South Korea’s long term plan to increase the number of hydrogen vehicles to about 80,000 units by 2022.

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