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Daesung Group to hold forum on microbes

June 14, 2018 - 17:45 By Cho Chung-un
A South Korean energy firm Daesung Group will hold a forum on microbes on June 21 to seek ways of tackling environment and energy problems through microbial waste management, the company said Thursday.

Titled “2018 Daesung Haegang Microbes Forum,” the event will be held at The Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry headquarters, featuring renowned speakers coming from around the world. 

Panels talk at Daesung Group`s Few Nexus Conference held last year. (Daesung Group)

The list includes Philippe Soucaille, professor of Institut National des Sciences Appliquees of France, Michael Koepke, director of the Synthetic Biology team at LanzaTech in the US, Chen Yang, professor at Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Jung Gyoo-Yeol, professor at Pohang University of Science and Technology. Cho Byung-Kwan, an authority on bioenergy and synthetic biotechnology, will serve as the moderator of the panel discussion.

“This year’s forum will focus on how to transform gas and solid waste into energy through innovations in bio-technology; last year’s event dealt with the application of microbes to resolving energy problems from a comprehensive perspective,“ said Daesung Chairman Younghoon David Kim.

”Through the forum, I sincerely wish to contribute to the development of technological advances that can lead the way toward a sustainable environmental and energy system.”

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