The UNIST Carbon Neutrality Demonstration and Research Center within the Engineering Research Institute at UNIST has embarked on a new partnership with Hanwha Corporation to pursue collaboration on carbon neutrality by promoting the use of low carbon materials in public sector. A ceremony to mark the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two organizations also took place at UNIST on March 21, 2023.
Through the promotion of scale-up demonstration based on low-carbon source technology, encompassing the entire cycle of carbon neutrality demonstration, the center aims to provide the best corporate-friendly business solution not only in the traditional industries, but in the environmentally friendly industries, or the so-called green industries for the future. It also intends to serve as a platform that connects industry, academia, public research organization, and government to drive collaborative innovation.
The ceremony has been attended by Dean Sung Youb Kim of UNIST Engineering Research Institute, Director Hankwon Lim of UNIST Carbon Neutrality Demonstration and Research Center, Professor Yongwon Seo (Head of Graduate School of Carbon Neutrality), Professor Youngkook Kwon (School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, UNIST), Business Development Manager ByeongNam Cho of Hanwha Corp., and other key representatives from both organizations.
During the ceremony, Director Lim shared the overview, present condition, and future prospects for the UNIST Carbon Neutrality Demonstration and Research Center, the Graduate School of Carbon Neutrality, and the Carbon Neutral Institute. Business Development Manager ByeongNam Cho of Hanwha Corp. also shared vision and goals for the future of Hanwha Corp., and thus discussed their plans for joint research projects with UNIST.