Holds seminar on global standing and outlook of liquid hydrogen technology sector
President Lim Hae-jong of Korea Gas Safety Corp. (KGS) gives a speech at the 27th Korea Gas Safety Awards ceremony at Conrad Seoul on Nov. 27.
Korea Gas Safety Corp. (KGS) hosted the 27th Korea Gas Safety Awards ceremony at Conrad Seoul on Nov. 27. Sixty-five orders and other government prizes were presented to individuals and organizations who had contributed to the development of the gas safety industry.
The coveted Order of Industrial Service Merit, Silver Tower went to Vice President Chung Dong-hwan of Lotte BP Chemicals in recognition of his contribution to creating an industry gas safety environment by introducing a safety management system.
KGS President Lim Hae-jong, said, “KGS will pursue the advancement of the gas industry to the levels of advanced countries by building hydrogen safety infrastructure in a fast pace and making the gas safety management sector non-face-to-face one and the private sector-oriented one.”
Dignitaries, including KGs President Lim Hae-jong of Korea Gas Safety Corp., vow to secure safety at the 27th Korea Gas Safety Awards ceremony at Conrad Seoul on Nov. 27.
Prior to the hosting of the awards ceremony, KGS shared practices it utilized to promote gas safety and other events designed to raise public awareness toward gas safety to spreads a gas safety environment.
KGS held the 2020 International Gas Safety Seminar on Nov. 24. The seminar was held online and off-line under the theme on the global standing and outlooks of the liquid hydrogen technology sector.
Ethan Hecht, research engineer at Sandia National Laboratories, spoke on the current status of developing liquefied hydrogen safety standards. Simon Jallais of Air Liquide of France touched on the status of Europe’s liquefied hydrogen technologies.
Choi Byung-il, head of the Plant Convergence Research Office at the Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM), spoke about ways of building a hydrogen economy in Korea based on liquefied hydrogen.
The seminar was scaled back at a small off-line event in accordance with social distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and it was also streamed live on the YouTube channel in real time.
KGS President Lim said he expressed hope KGS, the nation’s representative entity specializing in hydrogen safety, would contribute to the developing of the Korean hydrogen industry and sharing of advanced technologies as countries around the world are scrambling to secure an upper hand in the hydrogen economy.
Vice Minister Park Jin-gyu of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy poses with 38 order and other government prize winners at the 27th Korea Gas Safety Awards ceremony. (Photos: KGS, MOTIE)