A technology exchange meeting between the UNIST Carbon Neutral Institute (CNI) and Ulsan Gas Power Solution (UGPS or Ulsan GPS) was held at UNIST on October 12, 2023. The event brought together key representatives from both organizations.
During the meeting, the focus was on introducing large-scale energy storage system (ESS) technology, as well as four key research areas: Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS), Hydrogen, Renewable Energy, and Environmental Managing Policy at UNIST Graduate School of Carbon Neutrality. Esteemed speakers, including Professor Yong Hwan Kim (UNIST Graduate School of Carbon Neutral), Professor Hankwon Lim (UNIST Graduate School of Carbon Neutral), Professor Dong-Hyun Cha (Department of Civil, Urban, Earth, and Environmental Engineering), and Professor Youngsik Kim (School of Energy and Chemical Engineering), delivered presentations, providing insights into the technical foundations, development prospects, and policy status of their respective research topics.
Participants also had the opportunity to visit and explore the advanced research facility of the Carbon Neutrality Demostration and Research Center at UNIST, further immersing themselves in the latest advancements.
Seung-ho Cho, CEO of Ulsan GPS, expressed the significance of the event, stating, “The collaboration between CNI and Ulsan GPS to achieve carbon neutrality is highly meaningful.” He added, “Let us strive to create a successful industry-academic cooperation model through our close partnership.”
In February 2023, Ulsan GPS, the world’s first LNG/LPG combined cycle power plant, affiliated with SK Gas, generously donated research and development funds for carbon neutrality and green growth to the UNIST Carbon Neutral Institute.
Sung Youb Kim, Director of the UNIST Graduate School of Carbon Neutral and Dean of UNIST College of Engineering, welcomed the attendees and expressed his hopes for the technology exchange meeting. He said, “I believe this meeting will serve as a valuable opportunity to promote UNIST’s excellent carbon neutral technology and strengthen the collaboration between our two organizations in technology development, leading us to the era of carbon neutrality.”
The successful technology exchange meeting between the UNIST Carbon Neutral Convergence Institute and Ulsan GPS marks a significant step forward towards achieving carbon neutrality and fostering fruitful collaborations that will shape the future of sustainable development.