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Offshore wind to power Japan's biggest green hydrogen plant

Hokkaido facility to churn out enough clean fuel for 10,000 vehicles

Offshore wind turbines near Amsterdam. Island nation Japan remains slow to build such infrastructure.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan's largest hydrogen plant powered by offshore wind energy is set to open on the northern island of Hokkaido as part of a national effort to slash carbon dioxide emissions.

Scheduled to begin operation as early as the year ending March 2024, the plant will produce up to roughly 550 tons of hydrogen a year -- enough to fuel more than 10,000 hydrogen vehicles, according to plans.

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