ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

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.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more