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Japanese companies test out first carbon capture system aboard vessel

Shipping operator K Line is carrying out a test of its new carbon capture plant to lower vessels' the atmospheric pollution. The plant is being developed in collaboration with Mitsubishi Shipbuilding and Class NK.

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Japanese shipping operator K Line is supplying a vessel for the testing of the world's first plant for carbon capture at sea, developed in collaboration with shipyard Mitsubishi Shipbuilding and classification bureau Class NK.

The carbon capture system is the first of its kind and has been installed on coal carrier Corona Utility, where testing will take place until the end of the year. Mitsubishi Shipbuilding hopes that the shipyard can improve the plant, so that it becomes more effective at capturing carbon and can be made smaller and lighter.

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