South Korea

LG Energy Solution Takes Over US-based NEC Energy Solutions

South Korean lithium-ion battery manufacturer LG Energy Solution (LG ES) has acquired US-based sector player NEC Energy Solutions from NEC Corporation for an undisclosed sum. The news was unveiled on Friday by BDA Partners, which served as the exclusive financial advisor to LG on the transaction. Japan’s NEC Corporation has transferred all shares in NEC Energy […]

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Shell & CoensHexicon to Build 1.4 GW Floating Wind Farm in South Korea

Shell Overseas Investment BV, a unit of Dutch oil and gas major Royal Dutch Shell, and CoensHexicon have established a joint venture to fund, develop, and operate MunmuBaram, a 1.4 GW floating offshore wind farm for South Korea. MunmuBaram is expected to power over 1 million homes once it begins operating. The two companies announced their […]

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Hyundai to Invest $100 M in Solid-state Battery Developer Solid Energy

Hyundai Motor Co, a South Korean automotive manufacturer of international repute, will invest USD 100 million in solid-state battery specialist Solid Energy System (SES) corporations, according to recent media reports. The company appears to have signed an equity investment agreement with SES. A spin-off from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Solid Energy has developed a prototype lithium metal […]

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Pakistan’s ending Coal Imports to hit South African coal’s prospects: IEEFA

The growing and irreversible risks being faced by South African coal exporters As Thungela Resources’ CEO attempts to talk up the future of the Anglo American coal spin-off, South Africa’s second largest coal export destination Pakistan is planning to bring coal imports to an end. Thungela CEO July Ndlovu recently stated that a “just transition” […]

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South Korean Scientists Work to Lower H2 Storage & Transportation Costs

In a recent study published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, a team of scientists at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) explore the possibility to trap hydrogen inside ice-like crystals to make its storage and transportation less demanding. Hydrogen (H2) is increasingly being posited as a key clean fuel for our transition to an […]

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Hyundai Motor Group to Invest $7.4 billion in U.S. EV industry by 2025

In a press release yesterday, Hyundai Motor Group (HMG), comprising Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corporation, announced its plan to invest $7.4 billion in the U.S. by 2025 to produce future EVs, enhance production facilities and further its investments in smart mobility solutions. The group’s investment will enhance overall product competitiveness by prioritising future mobility technologies, […]

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Global Finance is Mobilising to Meet East Asia’s Net-Zero Ambition: IEEFA

Bolder emissions reduction targets by China, Japan and South Korea threaten Australian fossil fuel exports Chinese President Xi Jinping’s surprise announcement at the UN General Assembly in September 2020 that the world’s biggest emitter would become carbon neutral by 2060 has proved pivotal, writes Tim Buckley, IEEFA’s Director Energy Finance Studies, Australia/South Asia, in a […]

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Bloom Energy Installs its First Green Hydrogen-Powered Fuel Cells

California-headquartered Bloom Energy announced yesterday that it has successfully deployed 100 kilowatts of solid-oxide fuel cells (SOFC) powered solely by hydrogen in Ulsan, South Korea, generating zero-carbon onsite electricity. For this project, the firm had worked in collaboration with its Korean partner, SK Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd., an affiliate of SK Group. The installation […]

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GoodWe Signs a 100MW Solar Inverter Supply Agreement with GS Global

GoodWe, a world-leading PV inverter and energy storage solutions manufacturer, has signed a 100MW distribution agreement with GS Global, a Fortune 500 company. Founded in 1954, GS Global is at the forefront of GS group’s global business. Headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, the company operates a global international business network in more than 30 regions. […]

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