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Tuesday, June 1 • 11:00 - 12:30
Country on Stage South Korea: Hydrogen Storage for a Future of Mobility in Korea

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South Korea sees hydrogen power as the country’s “future bread and butter”, especially in mobility with almost one million hydrogen vehicles by 2030 and almost three million by 2040, accelerating the transition to cleaner vehicles. But challenges remain with the technology and one of the greatest challenges of future vehicle concepts will be high-pressure vessels and the materials & processes used to manufacture tanks, as well as the development of charging infrastructure. Discover how hydrogen storage will enable the Future of Mobility and how South Korea is vying to win the race to create the first hydrogen-powered society.

11.00 - 11.15: Introduction
  • Yoon-Hyuk BANG, President, KCTECH
  • Jong-moon CHOI, Ambassador of South Korea to France
  • Byung-Soon JEON, Director General, Jeollabuk-do Provincial Government
  • Sunkyung PARK, Deputy Director, Innovation & Startup Group, Korea International Trade Association (KITA)
11.15 – 11.30: High-Pressure Vessels State of Art of and Mobility Applications
  • Axel SEIFERT, Business Line Director, Composite Pressure Vessels, Plastic Omnium
11.30 – 11.40: Sustainable Hydrogen Storage Technology in Korea
  • Sung Kyu HA, Professor & Head of Center for Structures & Composites, Dept., Hanyang University
11.40 – 11.50: Hanhwa Advanced Materials Solutions Division and the latest Research & Development in Hydrogen tanks and Mobility solutions
  • Sung-gi KIM, Head of R&D Center, Hanhwa Advanced Materials
11.50 – 12.00: Kolon's Composite Business & Development of Tow Prepreg for Hydrogen Containers
  • Hang-jip CHO, Vice President, Kolon Composite Innovation Center
12.00 – 12.10: New Generation of Heating Film for the Future of Mobility
  • Jun-sang LEE, CEO, TNK CO., LTD
12.10 – 12.20: Solutions for Applying CFRP Product in any Field: From Racing Motorcycles to Everyday Bags
  • Young-min KIM, Director, MIGHTYM
12.20 – 12.30: The Future of Carbon Composites for Life Care, Mobility and New Energy Projects
  • Henry Hyunkyu SHIN, Head of Carbon Business Center, KCTECH

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Yoon-Hyuk BANG

President, Korea Institute of Carbon Convergence Technology
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Jong-moon CHOI,

Ambassador of South Korea to France
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ByungSoon JEON

Director General, Jeollabuk-do Provincial Government
Noting the industrial extendability of these carbon materials in JeonBuk, we selected "carbon industry" as our main future industry in 2006, and developed carbon fiber the third inventor in the world in 2008.
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Sunkyung PARK

Director, Korea International Trade Association
Ms. Sunkyung Park is director of StartUp Branch department, Korea International Trade Association(KITA). KITA, founded in 1946 and with more than 70,000 member corporations, is one of the biggest non-government organizations in Korea. KITA has been supporting start-ups’ global expansion... Read More →
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Business Line Director Composite Pressure Vessels, Plastic Omnium
Axel Seifert, born in 1963, has dedicated all his professional career to composites. He studied mechanical engineering at the RWTH Aachen, focusing on automotive technologies and composite processing. From 1985-1990, he worked as student assistant at the Institute of Plastics Processing... Read More →
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Sung Kyu HA

Professor & Head of Center for Structures & Composites, Dept.,, Hanyang University
Dr.Sung Kyu Ha is a professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering in Hanyang University. He received a B.Eng. (1983) in Mechanical Engineering from Hanyang University, and M.S (1985) and a Ph.D. (1988) in Mechanical Engineering from Standford University. Ever since 1991, Dr. Ha... Read More →
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Ryan Seonggi KIM

Head of R&D Center, Hanwha Solution/Advanced Material Division
Dr. Ryan Seonggi Kim is the Head of R&D center at Advanced Material Division of Hanwha Solution located in South Korea. Dr. Kim is responsible for defining/managing the technology portfolio, driving innovative product development and implementing R&D strategy aligned to the business... Read More →
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Hangjip CHO

Vice President, Kolon Composite Innovation Center
Hangjip Cho is Head of Kolon Composite Innovation Center (KCIC). KOLON Group launched KCIC in 2016 to lead strategy, R&D and marketing of composite business as a future growth engine. KCIC is building capabilities in base/intermediate composite materials and is actively developing... Read More →
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Junsang LEE

TnK Co.,LTD - Special Heating system - Flexible Film Heating System (using CF paper) - Ceramic mold heating system Before - C-C composite Engineer - C-SiC composite Engineer - C-C Brake system Engineer - C-SiC Brake system Engineer
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Youngmin KIM

Director, MIGHTYM
As a co-founder of MIGHTYM, I have been researching and mass-producing composite materials including CFRP since 2008.In particular, I was a motorcycle design specialist and worked as a racer for seven years.MIGHTYM is the industrial design company which is based on motorcycle and... Read More →
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Henry Hyunkyu SHIN

Head of Carbon Business Center, KCTECH
Expert in commercilization of Advanced materials and composites Technology. High performance in Composites projects management.Finalcial Director of Korea SAMPE. Director of KSCM (Korea Society of Composites Materials). Director of Korea Carbon Valley.

Presenters & Moderators
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Journalist, The Economist
Jason Palmer is the host of The Intelligence, The Economist’s daily podcast. He is a former physicist and science journalist (BBC, New Scientist), and was a 2013/4 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT.


Tuesday June 1, 2021 11:00 - 12:30 CEST
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)