UNIST and Kolon Global Corp. have joined hands to develop technologies within the field of energy and environmental sciences, such as green-hydrogen technology, and to foster high-quality professionals.
A ceremony to mark the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two organizations took place in the Main Administration Building of UNIST on February 25, 2022.
In the memorandum of understanding, the two organizations have pledged to boost their bilateral cooperation in areas including anaerobic wastewater treatment and biological treatment of wastewater. To this end, the two organizations have agreed to cooperate through joint R&D, academic exchange, as well as the sharing of research facilities and equipment.
Kolon Global Corp., in collaboration with UNIST, has been working on the development of hydrogen production technology, using microbial electrolysis cells from food wastewater, as part of the national R&D project, managed by the Ministry of Environment (Lead organization: Bio-X Co. Ltd.).
Through this partnership, the two organizations have agreed to enlarge cooperation on the issues, including solubilization of organic matter, necessary for the production of hydrogen, anaerobic treatment of organic wastes, and biological treatment of wastewater.
They also plan to further strengthen the bilateral research cooperation that reflects market demands in the environmental and energy sectors through the training of professional manpower and the exchange of academic materials.
Meanwhile, the ceremony has been attended by Vice President Jaiyong Lee of Research and Academic Affairs at UNIST, Dean Myong-In Lee from the Office of Budget and Planning/Public Relations and International Affairs, Department Head Myoungsu Shin of Urban and Environmental Engineering, Professor Chang Soo Lee, Professor Kyung Hwa Cho, President Jung-Il Kim of Kolon Global Corp., and key officials from both organizations.