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2017

2017

  • 30th anniversary of foundation
  • Commercial lithium(PosLX) plant into operation

2016

2016

  • Expansion of Technology Business Department for technology sales and commercialization reinforcement
  • Ti Technology Center for Commercialization established for Titanium industry R&D support

2015

2015

  • Expanded In-house business development : 5 field added (Sodium Batteries, CFRP, Metal powder, SOFC, ClO2)
  • Awarded best internationally accredited testing institution of the year (KOLAS)

2014

2014

  • Steel Structure Research Center moved into POSCO
  • Commercializing POSCO's 4 mega growth engines : Energy Storage Materials, Ni, SNG, Fuel Cells

2012

2012

  • Foundation of Pilot plants for SiC(7th) and Nas battery(8th)
  • Non-catalytic Biodiesel conversion and Dimethyl carbonate Research moves into Pilot phase

2011

2011

  • Direct Lithium Extraction, Nickel recovery, Alpha-Alumina and CO₂ Utilization R&D moves into Pilot phase
  • Fe powder and Ferrous amorphous R&D moves into Demo phase

2010

2010

  • The foundation of Gangwon Industrial Technology Research Center
  • Bioenergy R&D Center opens in Gwangyang city

2009

2009

  • Developed the 25kW SOFC fuel cell stack
  • Declared vision of the world’s top commercialization research institute

2008

2008

  • Developed the 5kW SOFC fuel cell stack

2006

2006

  • Start of the Enterprise portal system, EVERist
  • Ulsan Industrial Technology center opens

2005

2005

  • Completion of the fuel cell pilot plant (the fifth pilot plant)

2002

2002

  • Completed the test facilities for continuous casting
  • Completed the wastewater treatment facilities in Hwaseong

2001

2001

  • Attract the welding research center
  • Designated as a reliability assessment center and New Materials and Components Research Center by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy

1999

1999

  • First private institute to be designated as an incubation center by the Small & Medium Business Administration

2014

1998

  • Development of strip casting process for STS 304 (up to 1,300mm width)

1996

1996

  • Name changed to RIST(Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology)

1995

1995

  • First in Korea to be designated as an internationally accredited metal test institute by KOLAS
  • Completed the first pilot plant

1990

1990

  • Started research on next-generation steel technologies, strip casting, and FINEX

1987

1987

  • RIST established for the enhancement of POSCO's competitive edge in technology