SK On’s domestic battery plant in Seosan was awarded with a minister’s citation for energy efficiency Improvement group category at the Korea Energy Grand Prize 2021 hosted by the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on Nov. 17.
At the event took place at Grand Intercontinental, Seoul, SK On’s representative said, “It was in recognition of our endeavor to reduce energy use in all processes.”
SK On is improving the energy efficiency of existing facilities and investing in facility improvement to include renewable energy as part of its vision to reduce carbon emissions from the battery manufacturing process to zero by 2035. In the short term, the company set a goal of reducing energy use by 30% in all of its business locations, both home and abroad, by 2024.
To be more specific, the company’s multifaceted effort to curb energy consumption is evident in new technology implementations such as ▲ a smart system to monitor and control factory facilities’ real-time operations, ▲ a humidity control system to adjust the humidity level by reflecting real-time climate conditions such as external temperature and humidity, and ▲ the use of an Energy Storage System (ESS) to charge and discharge energy devices, to name a few.
“We will continue to innovate our processes to reduce energy consumption and solidify our position as an environmentally friendly battery maker,” stated Kim Jin-young, SK On’s Head of Battery Production & Technology Division. “On this basis, we will surely achieve Net Zero by 2035,” he added.