FREE and the Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) has agreed to make mutually beneficial research cooperation on sustainable and renewable energy technology assessment. The two parties signed an MOU on October 19th, 2018.
KIER was founded in 1977 under the mission of promoting energy technology R&D to enhance citizen’s quality of life and national energy security. As a government-funded research institute, KIER’s main research areas include energy efficiency and materials, new and renewable energy, and climate change technologies. Currently, the institute houses more than 300 doctorate-level researchers. Its 2018 budget was over $160M.
FREE is excited about the opportunity to collaborate with KIER’s research team of new and renewable energy in areas of economic, technical, and policy assessment of sustainable energy technologies. Based on KIER’s excellence in energy research and the Foundation’s research experience in renewable energy policy analysis, FREE is confident that the partnership will produce meaningful outcomes that can benefit both the institutions.
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