A tour of South Korea’s efforts to capitalize on carbon

In this series, travel the globe to find out where and how carbon removal is taking shape around the world. First stop: South Korea.

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Daejeon, South Korea is home to the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, where a technology startup is turning carbon into commercial goods. Image: Adli Wahid

What is the carbon context in South Korea?

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South Korea’s current climate commitment and policies

What does carbon removal in South Korea look like today?

Technical carbon removal pathways (CCS, CCUS, DAC)

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Land use/natural carbon removal pathways

Who is leading carbon removal efforts in South Korea?

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Daejeon startup EN2CORE is developing a plasma technology that converts CO₂ into chemical commodities. The company’s lab, pictured above, is based in the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea’s premier school for science and technology. Image: Adam Kohlhaas

The most promising areas for growth

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