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"Looking for Smart Green Energies"
The desire to develop a more sustainable transportation system, the necessity to lower our dependence on fossil fuel, and the demand for a clean and secure energy future are pushing the development of low or zero emission electric and hybrid electric cars powered by a new generation of electric energy storage (e.g., capacitors, batteries) and conversion (e.g., fuel and solar cells) systems.
Further, electric energy storage systems play an indispensible role in smart grids to manage the mismatch between electricity generation and demand, especially for electricity generation from renewable and sustainable sources (such as solar, wind, and geothermal) because of their intermittent and cyclic nature.
Even for the conventional power plants, efficient load-leveling (by storing energy in batteries and chemical fuels and tapping such energy later) can dramatically improve energy efficiency, reliability, and energy security while reducing emissions of green house gas and air pollutants (e.g., CO2, SO2, and NOx).
Under these environmental requirements for the better life, Korea-UK workshop on this subject matter brings a new cooperative sharing on R & D activities on green energy between two countries.
We believe this workshop would be the first step forward strengthening research cooperation both UK and Korea and hope all the invited speakers and audiences enjoy the workshop.
Jaephil Cho/Jung-Ki Park/Sarah Thomas