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SEOUL, KOREA– During the second Jobs and Trade Mission, Premier Christy Clark began her first full day in Korea promoting clean energy resources like British Columbia’s biomass sector and highlighted Canada Wood Group’s project that will see B.C. lumber in more than 200 Korean homes.
“It’s imperative that we look at new ways of doing things that will be sustainable for the future,” said Premier Clark. “Through the development and marketing of clean energy alternatives in Korea, our government is creating new markets and new jobs back home in British Columbia.”
The first Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between University of British Columbia (UBC) and Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) will boost joint research and development projects on fuels and chemicals sourced from biomass. Korea’s Renewable Portfolio Standard came into effect in January 2012 and requires a renewable electricity quota of two per cent total generation, growing to ...