Environment

LSIS recognized for energy innovation

LSIS has been named as one of the global top 100 innovative firm for its continuing efforts to strengthen its energy-related intellectual property (IP) portfolios. Clarivate Analytics, formerly the intellectual property and science unit of Thomson Reuters, included the electric equipment manufacturer in last year’s “Top 100 Global Innovators,” the Seoul-based technology firm said Monday. The company has been given the award for six consecutive years. The achievement came from the company’s long term efforts and investment in research and development [...]

LG CNS to build large-scale solar plant deal in Japan

LG CNS will establish a 55-megawatt (MW) solar power generation plant in the Mine region of Yamaguchi Prefecture, which will be one of the five largest solar plants in Japan, the company said Tuesday. The solar plant project, ordered by global solar energy company Canadian Solar, will reach a business scale of about 170 billion won ($142.55 million). The system integration business affiliate of LG Group said establishment of such a large solar power plant in Japan will set a [...]

LG Chem boosting bio business with SNU

LG Chem will invest a total of 5 billion won ($4.2 million) over the next five years to foster an industry-academic partnership with Seoul National University (SNU) in the biology sector, the company said Monday. This is the first time Korea’s most prestigious university has joined hands with a company on joint research to develop core technologies for the lucrative bio market. Under the partnership, the Seoul-based chemical and battery firm and SNU will focus on developing such promising biotechnologies as [...]

Korea initiates Mongolia into forestry

The Korea Forest Service signed a memorandum of understanding last week with Mongolia’s ministry of environment, green development and tourism to jointly combat desertification, according to KFS officials. The agreement, which was made during Asia-Europe Meeting in Ulaanbaatar, reads that both countries will be in cooperation to contribute to afforesting Mongolian regions where the locals suffer from air pollution caused by its rapid urbanization. “We are pleased to promote amity with Mongolia through afforesting the deserts from which sandy dusts to [...]

Samsung Bioepis to launch second biosimilar

South Korean drug manufacturer Samsung Bioepis will be launching its second biosimilar product, Renflexis, in Korea at 363,530 won ($315) per box. Its price is about 5 percent cheaper than Remicade — a product made by Janssen that provided the reference for Renflexi — but similar to rival Celltrion’s Remsima. Renflexis will hit local markets in June, according to MSD Korea, which is responsible for the marketing and distribution of Renflexis. The drug was approved by the Korean Ministry of Food [...]

Korea, Canada agree to cooperation on climate change

President Park Geun-hye and her Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau agreed Wednesday to closely cooperate on how to cope with challenges posed by climate change. The consensus was reached in their meeting on the sidelines of an annual summit of Asia-Pacific leaders in the Philippines. It came just two weeks before Park, Trudeau and leaders around the world are to meet in Paris to try to produce a new legally binding deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions that scientists say are [...]

Seoul to simplify pollution controls

The central government will simplify the system for controlling pollution-generating facilities starting from 2017 as part of its efforts to reduce unnecessary procedural issues and lessen the burdens of businesses, officials said Tuesday. For this, the Environment Ministry said it would integrate polution permit systems. Currently, up to 10 types of separate permissions are required to run one pollution-generating facility. The permissions range from air pollution to water quality. The new system will allow companies to submit only one online document [...]

Korea's sea level up 10 cm in 40 years: data

The sea level around South Korea has risen about 10 centimeters in the last 40 years, a clear sign of global warming impacting the environment, the country’s hydrographic administration said Wednesday. According to the Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Administration, which has kept tabs on mean sea levels over the years, the rise is linked to the melting polar ice caps, blamed on the warming of water temperatures. The organization added that natural erosion by waves and wind and the development [...]

Air Quality and Other Environmental Factors in South Korea

Thanks to innovations such as natural-gas bus fleets, the designation of greenbelts, and tighter restrictions on factories, South Korea’s air quality has improved, especially in larger cities such as notoriously smoggy Seoul. Concentrations of substances such as particulate matter and carbon monoxide now remain within recommended limits most days of the year. That said, with so much traffic and industrial activity concentrated in a relatively small area, the Alps it’s not. People used to more rural or pristine climes [...]

Improve Office Environment and Get Huge Productivity

A team can achieve huge success while employees are working as a team. A team can perform lots of difficult tasks only because of their team effort. An individual cannot alone reduce the hurdles and solve the problem on the other hand a team can do all these things. In most of the office employees are talking about on how to create an effective team. Super teams an organization working their heart and soul to build up employees with [...]