Seoul – South Korea
Korea South- East Power Co. (KOSEP) commenced their opening ceremony for Yeongheung Thermal Power Plant’s newly constructed institute for research and development in the northern part of the country this past month.
KEITI (Korea Environmental Industry Technology Institute) issued the new R&D facility with an “eco-label certificate” last month due to its recognized ability to produce environmentally friendly products from fly ash (CCPs).
Commercial and academic joint ventures to develop technology is the foundation of this new Institute and is committing to facilitate research that creates technology to recycle 100% of fly ash. The institute also incentivizes domestic researchers with an interest in not only utilization, but production of coal and fly ashes. Due to the construction of new coal fired power plants and coal that is of lower quality than other nations, this Institute is a welcome addition to South Korea’s expanding industrial and energy sectors.