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Japan companies show off carbon-free tech as Tokyo clings to coal

Panasonic and Chiyoda offer hydrogen-based options to cut carbon emissions

Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi, right, is briefed on Japanese-made offshore wind generators at the COP25 climate gathering in Madrid.

TOKYO -- While the Japanese government weathers criticism at a United Nations climate conference over its failure to renounce coal, the country's private sector is using the event to showcase technologies that can make a carbon-free society possible.

Engineering company Chiyoda has touted its hydrogen liquefaction and transport technology at the COP25 conference concluding Friday in Madrid.

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