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Climate Change

Japan's first biofuel-hydrogen tourist ship to set sail in 2024

New vessel slashes CO2 emissions up to 100%, Mitsui O.S.K. says

The hybrid vessel Hanaria is set to enter into commercial service in 2024. (Photo by Yuka Furubayashi)

TOKYO -- Japanese marine shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines plans to put the country's first biofuel-hydrogen tourist vessel into service next year as part of an industrywide push to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The roundish, 33-meter-long vessel holds 100 people. It will go into commercial service in April 2024 in Fukuoka prefecture.

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