Business View Civil and Municipal | September 2022

11 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 3, ISSUE 9 PLAGEN CO., LTD. EXPLORINGWEST VIRGINIA SITES FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY FACILITY South Korean Company to Produce Green Hydrogen and Methanol from Forest, Plastic Waste C harleston, W.Va.– Leaders of a South Korean advanced technology company are in the Mountain State meeting with economic development officials, university researchers, and state and federal representatives to explore potential sites for a hydrogen gasification facility that would create green energy from forest, plant, and plastic waste products. John Kyung, founder and CEO of Plagen Co., Ltd., in Seoul, met recently with Mitch Carmichael, Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Commerce, staff from U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito, and local economic development officials in Kanawha, Monongalia and Jefferson counties. As many as 200 new jobs would be created for engineers and waste haulers. Kyung said the Plagen technology produces hydrogen from various wastes and is modeled after a modified gasification technology that has been used in Austria, Germany, and Sweden OPENING L INES