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Nissan puts new biofuel engine to the test in endurance race

Japanese automakers try greener fuels to chase carbon neutral goal with conventional cars

This Nissan Z sports car features an engine that can run on carbon-neutral biofuel. (Photo by Kenya Akama)

TOKYO -- Nissan Motor's drive to cut vehicle emissions recently took a hard road in the foothills of Mount Fuji.

The automaker entered a 24-hour endurance race in June with a vehicle powered by an engine that can run on carbon-neutral biofuel, an energy source seen by some car companies as an alternative path to reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

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