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September 1, 2008 By    

The forum was created to promote LP gas and to exchange ideas to help grow the industry.

The 21st World LP Gas Forum will take place Sept. 24-26 in Seoul, South Korea, with the theme of “LP gas – clean energy for a low carbon world.”‘Clean energy, low carbon’ focus of 21st World LP Gas Forum

According to Jin-Sung Jung, chairman of the Korea LPG Association, the need to mitigate climate change through LP gas use brings with it business opportunities, ideas for innovation and new horizons.

The theme is meaningful, he adds, because of the relationship between modern energy requirements and the future of the planet. Security of supply is also an important part of the sustainability discussion, which will be addressed.

Seoul was chosen as this year’s host city because LP gas has a large market there, with the world’s largest automotive fuel market.

In Korea today, 2.2 million vehicles run on LPG and 6.5 million households consume it for domestic needs, according to Jung.

Keynote speakers scheduled for this year’s forum include Yoon-Ho Lee, minister of knowledge economy; Ian Noble, senior climate change specialist for The World Bank; Hyun-Soon Lee, president of Hyundai Motor Co.; and Kwang-Kyu Kang, director of the Korea Environment Institute.

The second Global Technology Conference also will take place at the forum. It will cover global autogas developments, operations technology and applications innovation.

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