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Biokraft’s civil lawsuit in South Korea resolved

Biokraft’s civil lawsuit in South Korea resolved
Since 2007, Biokraft International (previously known as Scandinavian Biogas) has managed the handling of food waste from over one million residents at the Yongyun facility in the industrial city of Ulsan, South Korea (photo courtesy Biokraft International).

Sweden-headed biogas plant and renewable natural gas (RNG) developer Biokraft International AB (Biokraft) formerly known as Scandinavian Biogas Fuels International AB, has announced that the civil lawsuit regarding administrative costs initiated by its South Korean subsidiary in Ulsan in 2017 has been resolved in favour of Ulsan City.

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As previously reported, the South Korean subsidiary initiated legal proceedings in 2017 regarding certain administrative costs Ulsan City invoiced the company.

The court has previously ruled these costs not to be subject to administrative law leading to the civil lawsuit. The first proceedings were held in May 2021 and a negative outcome was received in September 2021.

The ruling was appealed, and the lawsuit was resolved on August 23, 2023, as the court announced its decision in favour of Ulsan City. The final ruling in writing is expected to arrive by August 31, 2023.

The administrative costs have already been accounted for in their entirety and the ruling will not impact the financial result. The company has yet to decide whether to appeal further.

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