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Cultivating the future, saving the planet

Blue skies, warm sun, clean water, cool breezes – Nature endows us with healthier, richer lives.
And Hyosung is taking responsibility to protect such precious gifts of nature.
With its efforts to minimize CO2 emissions and waste water from its production facilities, Hyosung strives to preserve the environment and by helping people enjoy a cleaner environment. Hyosung continues to develop technologies to recycle resources and cut energy consumption, as well as transitioning to new energy sources.

We will lead in environmental protection through our green activities.

Initiative to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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In an effort to minimize damages to the ecosystem through greenhouse gases and to follow the fundamental laws on low carbon and green growth, Hyosung is working to reduce greenhouse gases in all of its production facilities. Many of our various business locations, such as Ulsan, Gumi and Yongyeon, have already signed agreements voluntarily with the Korea Energy Management Corporation (KEMCO) to minimize the level of greenhouse gas emissions. We are now in the process of introducing greener equipment and use alternative fuels. As a result, the Ulsan and Yongyeon plants alone have cut about 30,000 tons of CO2 emissions already and our other facilities are also catching up in regards to these efforts.
Hyosung vows to continue its work in protecting the environment through these and other initiatives.

Environmental Clean-Up Initiatives by Office

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We help our natural environment maintain its beauty through the ‘One Company, One Mountain’ and ‘One Company, One River’ initiatives from each of our offices. Through this volunteer worak of our employees, Hyosung seeks to fulfill its responsibilities as a member of the local community.

 

We will protect the future for humanity through our renewable energy research.

Wind Turbine Power Generation

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Hyosung started developing independent wind power generation technologies since 1999, based on its expertise amassed in various existing business functions, such as power distribution equipment, generators and industrial gear boxes. As a result of these efforts, we have developed the first independently designed wind turbine system technology in the country in 2004. The company is now operating wind farms in Jeju and Daegiri and Maebong Mt. in Gangwon-do. Hyosung’s wind power generation system has been recognized for its superior quality, becoming the first in Korea to receive international quality certification from DEWI-OCC, a German wind power generation certification body. The need for onshore wind farms, as opposed to offshore, has been raised in particular in Korea and we have been selected to supervise the national project for 5MW onshore wind turbine power generation.

Solar Power Generation System

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Solar power generation involves sunlight, which is nature’s unlimited energy source. This innovative new energy form is the future’s clean energy source that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A highly marketable new energy, about 2.6 percent of power generated in the country in 2011 is estimated to come from solar power, while the market is expected to grow to about 100 trillion KRW by 2020. In 2007, Hyosung participated in the turn-key project for the 3MW Samnangjin Solar Power Plant over the entire installation process with its own technology from design and materials sourcing. Hyosung also built a 1.6MW Taean Solar Farm solar power plant and started operating it since July 2008.

 
Fuel Cells

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Hyosung’s fuel cell systems for household-use are fueled with city gas to produce heat and electricity through chemical reactions. Fuel cells are clean energy systems that do not produce loud noises or air pollution, with very little energy loss.

Co-Generation System

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Hyosung has the leading technology in the field of co-generation systems, where both electricity and heat energies are produced from a single energy source. Co-generation systems reuse waste energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy generation costs.

 
Methane Gas Recycling Facility

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Hyosung has been developing technologies to create methane from food. Hyosung built a facility that produces electricity using the methane generated in the decomposition of food wastes or garbage, offering a highly efficient energy source that minimizes CO2 emissions.

 

We will establish a sound materials-cycle society through our research in recycling and waste water treatment technologies.

Recycled Fiber Yarn : Regen

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In 2007, Hyosung developed Regen, the first recycled polyester yarn in Korea and soon followed with Mipan Regen, a recycled nylon yarn, both of which have gained a lot of praise from consumers both in and out of the country. Regen is made by melting PET bottles and scrap textiles and the fibers boast superior quality, the amount of reduced CO2 emissions is equivalent to what 136 50-year-old trees would absorb in a year. Mipan Regen is an eco-friendly product that also reduces 27 percent of resource consumption and 28 percent of CO2 emissions compared to conventional nylon fiber yarns.

Eco-Friendly Fiber Yarn

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Hyosung offers various eco-friendly yarns that have reduced chemical/dye post-processing steps in manufacturing. Our environmentally-friendly yarn technology has been recognized for its superiority around the globe and we became the first company in the world to receive the Global Recycle Standard certification by the Control Union in April 2009.

 
Waste Disposal

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Hyosung boasts the best technology in the country for reducing dioxins and other harmful gases that are produced during incineration and in recycling the heat energy created from incinerated wastes.

Waste Water Treatment

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Hyosung has built Korea’s first biological sewage treatment plant and has focused its research efforts to create a cleaner environment. Recently, we have developed an advanced treatment process that can purify nitrogen and phosphorus.

 

We will bring sensibility to the world by leading initiatives for efficient energy use.

Smart grid (intelligent power distribution system)

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Hyosung is also active in the smart grid business using wind power and other new renewable energy sources. Smart grids are intelligent power distribution systems that combine power generation to IT, allowing for real-time bi-directional information exchange between the power supplier and the consumer, thus optimizing overall energy efficiency.
We were the first company in the country to provide a smart grid product (50MVA STACOM) to the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) in 2010 and are now fully immersed in developing new technologies that can compete with the leading companies around the globe.

CNG Filling Stations

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Hyosung has already solidified its position as the leading provider of CNG filling stations. Mainly used in buses, CNG is a green and highly efficient natural gas responsible for reduced CO2 emissions from public transportation vehicles.

 
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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Hyosung offers a complete solution with all the systems necessary for establishing an electric vehicle (EV) charging station, including EV fast-chargers and full-charge stands, as well as operating systems and solar power generation systems linked to charging stations.

ESCO Project

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Hyosung has had great results participating in the Energy Service Company (ESCO) Project, in which energy conservation measures are put in place to guarantee savings in energy and the savings in energy are used to pay back the initial capital investment costs.

 
High-Efficiency Motors

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High-efficiency motors have 20 to 30 percent less energy loss and 3 to 18 percent higher efficiency compared to other products; Hyosung’s high efficiency motors reduce CO2 generation and reduce energy costs.

High-Efficiency Pumps

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Hyosung has been developing technologies to create methane from food. Hyosung built a facility that produces electricity using the methane generated in the decomposition of food wastes or garbage, offering a highly efficient energy source that minimizes CO2 emissions.

 
LED

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LED is a next-generation light source that can decrease power consumption by over 80% comparing to the existing ones (incandescent bulb). Also, it is an eco-friendly light source without any hazardous substances. Hyosung is leading our future LED market by developing innovative technologies, ranging from the LED devices to the application parts.