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Japan's NYK Line Leads the Way on Biofuels for International Shipping

NYK Line announced its wood chip carrier DAIO AUSTRAL successfully used biofuel to reduce CO2 emissions while shipping cargo to Vietnam.



NYK Line, a Japanese shipping company, takes a significant step by introducing biofuel usage for the first time on the vessel DAIO AUSTRAL.

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In a groundbreaking move, Japan's NYK Line announced on June 30 that it had successfully transported cargo using biodiesel fuel. This was the first time to do so for any of their overseas-bound vessels. By substituting biofuel for heavy oil, they have been actively working towards reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

The DAIO AUSTRAL is the NYK Line vessel that made this historic journey. Exclusively designed for Daio Paper Corporation, it is a dedicated wood chip carrier weighing a total of 49,035 tons. Departing from Kinuura Port in Aichi Prefecture on June 22, the vessel utilized biofuel alongside its primary fuel, heavy oil. A week later, it successfully arrived at Cai Lan Port in Vietnam on June 29.

Why Use Biofuels?

Continue reading the full story on Japan 2 Earth and learn more about the biofuel used for the trip in this story.

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Author: Megumi Fukushima 

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