|▲ Jewoo Farm Machine / CEO Kim Yoo-sang|
Fine dust is one of the most talked over issues in South Korea. Fine dust is air pollution caused by fine particulate matters from burning coal and fossil fuel. The International Agency for Research on Cancer which is affiliated to the World Health Organization classified fine dust as the Group A carcinogen. But find dust is not only created in the industrialized cities but also in rural areas where there are greenhouses and incinerators.
Jewoo Farm Machine is a specialist for low emission solutions. CEO Kim Yoo-sang used to run a tofu factory in a city but retired to his hometown when his factory was hit by the financial crisis in 1997. Making the most of himself as a son of a farmer, he established Jewoo Farm Machine and developed a ginseng seeding device.
Observing frequently the exhaust streamed out from the Munmak Industrial Complex, he thought there must be a way to remove it and it was the start of inventing his emission reduction device; the nozzle in the stovepipe washes the exhaust resulting in reduced emission and cost saving; it can be used anywhere from greenhouses to incinerators.
Currently, Kim is working on used oil heating technology. Using used oil is illegal in South Korea but Kim is ambitious to prove that the used oil exhaust can also be purified. “The reason I’m working on the technology is because many farmers with greenhouses are worried about heating bills. So I want to help them in a scientific way.”
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