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Coral comeback? JFE and startup use steel slag to restore reefs

Environmental protection fuels record growth in cross-industry collaboration

Coral reefs can be used to combat climate change by absorbing atmospheric carbon dioxide.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan's JFE Steel has partnered with Tokyo startup Innoqua to recycle steel slag into artificial beds for coral reefs in a venture highlighting a surge of cross-industry collaboration focused on saving the environment.

JFE recently installed a 1-meter tank in the lobby of its headquarters in Tokyo's Hibiya business district. Colorful tropical fish meander in the tank, but they are not meant to entertain visitors and employees.

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