Kim began researching bio-hydrogen production 15 years ago through the new and renewable energy research division of the Korea Institute of Energy Research. Now principal scientist for its bioenergy research center, she specializes in bio-hydrogen production from high-moisture content organic waste via anaerobic digestion. Last year, Kim directed the construction of a new 25-gallon reactor where soybean curd byproducts are converted to electricity using a hydrogen fuel cell. Kim’s efforts have been rewarded with a number of prestigious honors, including the Korean government’s Science and Technology Medal of Merit and the Woman Scientist of the Year award from the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology.
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