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  • Technology to be developed to generate hydroelectric power in Seoul

  • SMG 1619

    The Seoul Metropolitan Government has designated the following new ‘Green Technologies of Seoul’ and will financially support their development: low head hydro power applications (power generation using waterfalls of 20 meters or less), recycling of landfill-bound waste, and elimination of black carbon emanating from meat roasted on open fires in Korean restaurants.

    The city government has selected seven technologies (3 new and renewable energy, 2 LED lighting, and 2 everyday life technologies) in three technological areas under its ‘Support for Promotion of Green Technology Development in Seoul 2012’ in accordance with strict evaluation criteria, and will provide grants of up to 300 million won per technology for a total budget of 1.5 billion won.

    The seven selected technologies, which are due for financial assistance over the next one year, include the following: development of a power generator using low waterfalls; elimination of black carbon emanating from meat roasted on open fires in Korean restaurants; recycling of landfill-bound waste; development of an anaerobic digestion model and processes for maximizing methane production; technology for evaluating the performance of LED lighting systems; development of light LED street lamps focusing on forward lighting; and technology for developing and maintaining natural grass school playgrounds.