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Clean Energy Workshop to build cooperation with Korea

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The Hon. John Moore, MP M inister fo r Industry, Science and Tourism

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Thursday, 2 May, 1996 23/96

Clean Energy Workshop to build Cooperation with Korea

The Australia-Korea Clean Energy Workshop, to be held in Seoul next week, demonstrates the Federal Government’s commitment to building the bilateral relationship with Korea.

The workshop will examine prospects for joint research and industrial cooperation in a field of very great interest.

There is a rapidly rising demand for energy in Korea and, more broadly, in Asia.

Clean energy technologies are essential to meet growing demand while maintaining satisfactory environmental and health standards.

Australian researchers are leading the world in the fields of clean coal technologies, solar energy/photovoltaic technologies, membrane technology and battery technology.

Next week’s workshop aims to find Korean partners for Australian industry to help them more rapidly develop these technologies for world and Asian markets.

The workshop will help identify new opportunities for Australia to benefit from Korea’s rapid economic and industrial growth.

Already Australia is the largest exporter of coal to Korea.

I have asked industry officials from Australia to hold extra meetings with their counterparts in Korea to examine further ways in which the bilateral relationship can be strengthened, including two-way investment, tourism and new areas of joint technology development.

Contact: Cheryl Cartwright Ms Joan Uhr

CMR033 Mr Moore’s Office DIST

06 277 7580 06 276 1790

Media note: The Australia-Korea Clean Energy Workshop is jointly sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Department of Industry, Science and Tourism. It will be held in Seoul from 8 May to 10 May.