Korea develops efficient, marketable bio oil plant

A Korean scientist has developed an indigenous technology to produce bio oil from only wood scraps that can be put to commercial use in the near future, a state research center said Thursday.

Such a technology already exists and is in use in other countries, but the new, indigenous technology will prove to be equally efficient and less expensive, according to the Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM).

A prototype plant, developed by KIMM researcher Choi Yeon-seok, produces 9 kilograms of bio-crude oil per hour, using only 15 kilograms of sawdust.

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