FILE PHOTO These 6 startups want to save the world.
MARCH 14, 2018 / 4:54 AM
South Korea fuel oil imports soar as coal, nuclear plants shut
Roslan Khasawneh, Jane Chung
SINGAPORE/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s move to shut coal-fired generators to control air pollution at the same time as nuclear reactors are going into scheduled maintenance is resulting in surging fuel oil imports, as utilities burn the dirty feedstock to meet power demand.
South Korea’s trade ministry said in February it would suspend five coal-fired power plants, with a combined capacity of 2.32 gigawatts (GW), from March to June, part of a broad campaign to reduce pollution.
FILE PHOTO - A gas pump is seen hanging from the ceiling at a petrol station in Seoul June 27, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak/File Photo
JUNE 14, 2018
These 6 startups want to save the world.
Pitch4Green saw an exciting lineup of startups focusing on clean and sustainable solutions
On the 5th of June, the Business Angel Network of Southeast Asia (BANSEA) and Enrupt co-organised Pitch4Green. The community partners for this event included Shell, the United Nations Global Compact Network Singapore as well as Global Green Connect. As part of the Sustainable Solutions Expo 2018, the Pitch4Green session gave six startups the opportunity to pitch their clean and sustainable solutions to a panel of judges. The panel consisted of a variety of different profiles, with decades of experience:
• Mr. Geert Van De Wouw, Vice President & Managing Director of Shell Ventures
• Ms. Shoko Suzuki, Managing Director of Harbourfront Ventures
• Mr. Pat Markey, Managing Director of Sierra Vista Resources Pte Ltd
• Mr. Jean-Yves Broussy, Vice President of Brand Connection and Digital of Danone
• Mr. Perry Chen, Clean Energy Associate at EnRupt
• Mr. Sanjay Jalali, Consultant at Kaulsons Pte Ltd