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Introduction of Department

Department of Bio-based Chemicals
Promoting research on manufacturing of environment-friendly bioplastics and increase of commercialization

Promoting research on the manufacturing of environment-friendly bioplastics that are 100% degraded and the increase of commercialization based on degradation rate control technology in order to solve the social problems related to waste plastics

Director
  • NameSung Yeon Hwang
  • Office+82-52-241-6313
  • E-mailcrew75@krict.re.kr
Sung Yeon Hwang

Major research fields

  • R&D on bio-platform technology
  • Manufacturing and application technology for biodegradable bioplastics
  • Development of technology for manufacturing high value-added materials by using natural substances and potential resources
  • Development of plastic recycling technology based on biological and chemical convergence

Key research accomplishments

Key research accomplishments

  • Technological development
  • Development of Smart Chassis universal platform microorganisms for producing high value-added biomaterials
  • Development of technology for improving industrial microorganisms for producing bio-platform materials
  • Development of technology for mass production of green carbon-based bio-sugars
  • Development of source technology for extracting high-yield and high-purity lignin
  • Development of 100% biodegradable high-strength plastic bag
  • Development of super-engineering plastics based on biomass stronger than steel
  • Localization of technology for producing bio-polycarbonate free of environmental hormones
  • Development of technology for environment-friendly nano-fillers for manufacturing high-strength biodegradable plastics
  • Development of source material technology for biodegradable microplastic micro-beads
  • Development of source technology for self-healing elastomers
  • Development of cold chain certification labels for delivery of vaccines and fresh food
  • Development of technology for mass production of aramid nanofibers
  • Development of technology for producing environment-friendly plastic monomers and electrochemical catalyst technology for reducing carbon dioxide emission
  • Development of technology for heterogeneous catalyst for producing environment-friendly plastics and reducing waste plastics

Research accomplishments

  • Papers (2020): 28 SCI(E) articles (JCR<10% 19 articles)
  • Patents (2020): 30 applications, 23 registrations, and 10 technology transfer cases

External accomplishments

  • Pilot project for biodegradable bioplastics selected by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy to be supported
  • Selected as one of the top 100 national R&D accomplishments for 2020
Petroleum-based linear plastic economy, Upcycling process for mixed plastics, 대표성과에 대한 연구 이미지로 자세한 내용은 하단참고

Upcycling process for mixed plastics

Representative accomplishments